Dietetic Internship Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 6,590 Dietetic Internship resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Dietetic Internship Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Nutrition Care Plans, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Dietetic Internship Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Dietetic Internship CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Dietetic Interns, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on dietetic internship resumes is nutrition care plans, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: food preparation. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a dietetic internship.
Top Skills for a Dietetic Internship
WIC, 4%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your dietetic internship skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from dietetic internship resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Dietetic Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dietetic Internship
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Planned diets for the disease specific patients (Diabetes, Cardiac, Renal and Obesity).
  • Conduct in-services and meal rounds and interview clients to help improve nutritional status.
  • Maintain accurate records to comply with JCAHO regulations.
  • Completed three weeks of staff relief in cardiac, oncology and surgery units.
  • Attended ICU rounds, oncology tumor board rounds, nutrition support committee, and readmission committee.
Dietetic Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dietetic Internship
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Performed Cardiac Nutrition Classes (Power Point).
  • Facilitated in ICU rounds with Dietitian, Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner and Environmental Services
  • Collected the anthropometrics and nutrition related data and entered on MDS.
  • Completed nutritional screens and refer patients to RDs as appropriate.
  • Perform tally of foods ordered/served for food production records.
Dietetic Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dietetic Internship
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Human Services
  • Complete MDS assessments according to regulation.
  • Planned and initiated implementation of community nutrition program targeting HIV/AIDS in adults over 50 years of age.
  • Completed comprehensive nutrition assessments on oncology, critical care, cardiopulmonary, pediatric and diabetic patients.
  • Led individuals and groups on diabetes self-management care Taught cardiac rehabilitation nutrition classes Provided In-patient medical nutrition therapy
  • Managed therapeutic diets and provided nutritional education to oncology patients while taking into account medication and treatment nutrition implications/side effects.
Dietetic Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Dietetic Internship
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Marketing
  • Performed an additional 3 weeks of staff relief on Oncology Unit.
  • Computerized documentation of Initial, Quarterly and Annual nutritional assessments along with input of MDS information.
  • Provided nutrition therapy to patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
  • Provided nutrition assessment for patients in ICU and CCU of cardiovascular medical center
  • Provided diabetes self-management education and a variety of medical nutrition therapy services in individual sessions.
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As a dietetic internship, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Dietetic Internship roles often require a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of dietetic internship resumes that we looked at contained a post-baccalaureate certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of dietetic internship resumes, the most common major for dietetic internship candidates is Dietetics, but other majors made their way in as well. Food And Nutrition, Nutrition Science and Public Health were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained