Family and Consumer Sciences

Internship Calendar

The internship is composed of an orientation week, 30 weeks of supervised practice rotations, and an evaluation week. The January class begins on the first day of Spring Semester and ends in late July. The May Class begins 32 weeks before the final week of Fall Semester and ends in December.

Internship Rotations

  • Hospital Food Systems Management Rotation – 9 weeks
  • Hospital Nutrition Therapy Rotation – 13 weeks *
  • Community Nutrition/Business Rotation 1 – 4 weeks
  • Community Nutrition/Business Rotation 2 – 4 weeks

*An optional 1 – week experience at a Diabetes Children’s Camp is available. Interns who choose to attend the Diabetes Camp will spend 12 weeks in the Hospital Nutrition Therapy Rotation.

Internship Hours

  • Week 1 (Orientation Week) –  24 - 32 hours
  • Weeks 2 through 31 – (Rotation Weeks) – 1200 hours
  • Week 32 (Evaluation Week) 24 - 32 hours
  • Total Hours 1256

Sample Internship Calendar

Week 1 

Orientation Week 

Week 17 

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 2

Purdue Cooperative Extension-Hendricks County

Week 18 

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 3 

Purdue Cooperative Extension-Hendricks County

Week 19 

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 4

Purdue Cooperative Extension-Hendricks County

Week 20 

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 5 

Purdue Cooperative Extension-Hendricks County

Week 21 

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 6

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 22

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 7

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 23

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 8

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 24

Diabetes Camp

Week 9

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 25

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 10

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 26

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 11

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 27

Lutheran Food System Management

Week 12

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 28

Northwest YMCA

Week 13

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 29

Northwest YMCA

Week 14

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 30

Northwest YMCA

Week 15

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 31

Northwest YMCA

Week 16

Lutheran Hospital Nutrition Therapy 

Week 32 

Evaluation Week

    

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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