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ChildServe Dietetics Internship in Johnston, Iowa

Dietetics Internship

Johnston, Iowa



The Dietetics Internship is a temporary, unpaid internship that will provide a dietetics student an opportunity to develop a menu cycle for pediatric/adult group home clients using a menu development program, under the care of the ChildServe dietitian.What You'll Do

  • Update a 4-week menu cycle for pediatric/adult Group Home clients using menu development program.

  • Menus must comply with regulations/standards for ICF/ID

  • Menus must meet standards for nutritional quality

  • Menus must contain items that are cost-effective and easy-to prepare in a group home setting

  • Modify 4-week menu cycle for dysphagia and calorie controlled diets

  • Update/add new recipes as driven by updated menu.

  • Intern will become proficient and independent in use of menu development program.

What You'll Need

  • Current enrollment in a dietetics/human nutrition degree program.

  • Demonstration of high academic performance, maturity, professionalism, initiative and attention to detail.

  • Be able to withstand exposure to the usual childhood diseases and conditions associated with children with disabilities.

  • Lift up to 50lbs, be mobile within the clinic areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand.

  • Maneuver within the physical work environment with some bending, stooping, reaching and light lifting.

  • Maintain a calm demeanor in an environment that can change quickly with elevated behaviors and different demands.

  • Ability to focus on details for long periods of time with regular interruptions.

  • Ability to communicate in English effectively for understanding, in writing and verbally.


  • Internship hours will be completed at Johnston location

  • Scheduled time must be during business hours, Monday - Thursday

  • Number of hours and schedule to be coordinated with internship supervisor

Who We Are

At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

We serve nearly 4,500 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in Ames, Des Moines and Iowa City. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for five years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support fromChildServe, apply today.