Intern with a Nationally-Recognized Nutritionist
Dietetic • Psychology • Counseling • Health Education
Students often ask if they can shadow me. Since I love to teach, in the past I said yes, especially when I worked at The Renfrew Center, a residential facility specializing in treating women with eating disorders. Students would sit in on sessions, but I found that because what I do is not taught in college, it would take an hour to explain what when on in one session. Students needed more background information to make sense of what I do as a nutritionist.
Nutrition Therapy Associates Interns
Read about past interns. What they had to say about the experience, and in some cases, what they are doing now.
Meanwhile, I had been training professionals around the country and developed two training programs, the Intuitive Eating Practicum and the Counseling and Disordered Eating Practicum. In 2011, I opened these Practicums up to students, and found they provided the information and skills necessary to understand working with clients struggling with eating and weight related issues.
Often these Practicums provide exactly what students are looking for. They get the skills they need and are ready to move into formal internships. Other times, they want to continue training with me, in which case I offer the year-long internship.
The activities in the internship vary, but interns have worked my booth at various health fairs, edited writing, completed research for various projects including a book I wrote, design handouts, sit in on sessions, help me with client charts, and even give short lectures. They may also help me teach both the Intuitive Eating Practicum and Counseling and Disordered Eating Practicum, and run a support group / book club.
Please let me know if you are interested. To be considered:
- You must complete both Practicums (although exceptions can be made for those who have learned the skills elsewhere).
- You MUST be interested in my specialties. Please review this site before contacting me.
- You may be working on your own eating issues, or fully recovered. You cannot be in an active eating disorder (it will be too difficult to separate your stuff from what you are learning).
To get more information about the Student Internship:
Call 352.371.8181 or complete the following: