WIC Track

  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Application Process
  3. Application Timeline
  4. Selection Criteria

What Are the Admission Requirements?

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of the required academic Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) course work with a verification statement or a verification of intent to complete form
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Currently employed in any contracted Arizona Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) local agency**
  • At least one year of full-time employment in a contracted Arizona WIC local agency by the January application date for the internship

Recency of Education Policy

Potential applicants to the Dietetic Internship tracks at MCDPH who have completed DPD programs five or more years prior to application to the internship will be required to update their core knowledge with additional coursework and/or qualified professional experience in nutrition and/or foodservice in order to be eligible to apply. Academic coursework will be recommended based on the applicant’s academic and professional experience, and must be accomplished through an ACEND-accredited nutrition and dietetics program. 

All courses to satisfy recency of education requirements, as determined upon consultation between the applicant and the MCDPH DI Supervisor, must have been completed within the last five years and prior to beginning the internship. Approval of coursework/professional experience will be at the discretion of the MCDPH Internship Supervisor.

**How to Find a Job With Arizona WIC

Each WIC Agency posts positions and hires as an independent entity. Below is a list of all 21 Arizona WIC local agencies and websites to search for job openings and/or contact information.

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  1. Rotations
  2. Schedule
  3. Cost
  4. Entrance Requirements
Our Arizona Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Dietetic Internship track is comprised of an annual class of up to 6 interns, and consists of 32 weeks of supervised practice with an additional 13 weeks of work at their local AZ WIC Agency. The AZ WIC Track begins in mid-August and will be completed by the first week of July. Interns participating in this track will be exposed to a wide variety of nutrition services from metropolitan and rural areas of Arizona. Opportunities are provided to interact with individuals and groups from multi-ethnic backgrounds representing all ages and levels of education. Clinical, food and nutrition management, community and specialty experiences offered will challenge interns to integrate knowledge gained from dedicated study with opportunities for practice and application.

Rotation sites for the Arizona WIC track Dietetic Internship will be determined based on their availability and geographic location of the candidates selected. Travel to areas around the state will be required for some rotations.

Because of the great diversity among the residents in Maricopa County, interns able to speak Spanish are highly valued by the rotation sites. However, the ability to speak Spanish is not a requirement for admission into the Dietetic Internship.