Dietetic Internships at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Train for your career as a Registered Dietitian in a Harvard Medical School-affiliated long-term chronic care hospital.

A dietetics intern and dietitian review a set of patient orders in a kitchen at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston.

Dietetics Training in a Hospital Setting

If you’re training to become a Registered Dietitian, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers the only ACEND-accredited internship in New England in a geriatric long-term care setting. As a long-term chronic care hospital, we serve patients with complex medical needs, including person-centered care for those with chronic illness and short-term post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospitalization, illness, or surgery.

With locations in Boston and at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is the only senior health care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. And as part of the broader Hebrew SeniorLife network, we offer a full continuum of care for seniors.

About the Curriculum

The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Dietetic Internship’s mission is to prepare graduates by providing the tools to care for the growing population of older adults in hospital settings. The program will provide an emphasis in geriatric nutrition and food service management to help raise the standards in senior health care. 

The internship program offers two tracks:

  • A 10-month, full-time track running from September to June
  • A 22-month, part-time track running from September to June, including a two-month break in between the first and second year.

Both tracks provide training in a long term chronic care hospital with a focus on the aging population and clinical rehabilitation. We provide interns with a supervised practice experience designed to provide a strong theoretical knowledge base with practical experiences in: 

  • Sub-acute clinical nutrition
  • Outpatient nutrition services
  • Community nutrition
  • Food service management
  • Skilled nursing
  • Long-term medical care 

The program also includes a rotation at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, allowing interns to gain exposure in nutrition and geriatric research at one of the largest gerontological research facilities in the U.S. The Marcus Institute, which is also affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is based at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. 

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Commission of Dietetic Registration credentialing examination for Registered Dietitians.

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If you have any problems with this form, please contact Tabitha Fineberg at 617-971-5402 or tabithafineberg@hsl.harvard.edu.

Tuition Fees
A culinary staff member with a patient at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. They are standing in front of a counter that is filled with colorful vegetables.

Program Information and Application

Visit our academic programs website to learn more about the Dietetic Internship at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center including more about the curriculum and schedule, costs, application process, and selection process.

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What People are saying about Hebrew SeniorLife

  • "The HRC nutrition team provided an excellent experience for my clinical and long-term chronic care rotations. I really value the team’s commitment to remaining up-to-date on current nutrition research and recommendations. Overall, I felt well-prepared for my exam due to my rotations at HRC. I passed the exam and got a job two months after completing my internship."

    Alicia Couture

    Registered Dietitian

  • "During my dietetic internship, I spent two weeks at HRC for a long-term chronic care rotation, where the knowledgeable and compassionate dietitians taught me so much about working in long-term chronic care and about the nutrition needs of the geriatric population. I had such a great experience that I went back for a week of staff relief and applied for a position at NewBridge on the Charles after completing my internship. The connections I made at HRC definitely helped me to get hired at NewBridge as a clinical dietitian, and everything I learned during my internship rotation carried over into my new role, making it a very smooth transition!"

    Tayla Carter

    Clinical Dietitian