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 9 months of full-time employment in a contracted Arizona WIC local agency by the January application date for the internship

Recency of Education Policy

If the signed Verification Statement is dated five years or more from the starting date of the internship, then the applicant must contact the program director. The program director and applicant will review previous course work and professional work experience to assess what (if any) additional advanced classes need to be taken. The following courses may be recommended

  • A medical nutrition therapy or diet therapy course.
  • Another advanced level DPD nutrition course.


**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.

  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 27 weeks of supervised practice with an additional 11 weeks of work at their local AZ WIC Agency. The AZ WIC Track begins in early September and will be completed by the end of May. 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 a second language other than English is not a requirement for admission into the Dietetic Internship.