Gaining Summer Experience in Nutrition and Health Care Careers

Have you started thinking about next summer and gaining experience to learn more about nutrition and health careers? It is actually time to start applying to programs.  Here are a few opportunities that are worth looking at.

National Association of College and University Food Services Summer Internship  http://nacufs.org/careers-internships

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program http://www.smdep.org/

Health Care Careers Enrichment Programs http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/careers/programs

Interested in Community Nutrition?  Consider contacting local grocery stores.  Weiss Markets headquartered in Sunbury, PA often has nutrition interns to help with their Healthy Living initiatives.  Contact Karen Buch RDN, LDN Director, Lifestyle Initiatives; kbuch@weismarkets.com, cc: healthybites@weismarkets.com  https://www.weismarkets.com/healthy-living/

Join Linkedin.  www.linkedin.com   Groups such as the “Pennsylvania State University Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association” can help you connect directly to professionals that may be willing to have you shadow or gain other types of field experience in their facilities. We have a linkedin page for current undergraduates and recent graduates;  “Penn State Nutritional Sciences” where we post opportunities and jobs we learn of that might be of interest to you.

I will be posting additional opportunities throughout the year as I become aware of them.

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