The dietetic internship courses will be completed using a cohort model in which interns will be assigned a schedule to follow. The internship will take place during the fall and spring terms of the Messiah University graduate calendar. During the fall and spring terms, all interns will participate in a professional development course, which will be primarily online, as well as the full-time supervised practice rotations to which they are assigned. The professional development course activities will require about three hours per week, the supervised practice 39 hours per week, and additional assignments related to supervised practice experiences two to five hours per week. In total, the internship will require 45-47 hours per week. Two vacation days are scheduled in each semester: Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day in the fall semester and Martin Luther King Day and Good Friday in the spring semester. Several make up days are also scheduled to allow for sick time or days when a supervised practice facility might be closed. A sample course and supervised practice rotation can be found here.