Externship/Internships in NFSC

What is the difference between an "externship" and an "internship?"

NFSC uses the term "externship" rather than "internship" to help students distinguish between these supervised experiences (externships) that are completed during your undergraduate education and a true AND-accredited dietetic internship that is only applied for upon completion of our AND-accredited General Dietetics Major Option.

Below are some helpful links so that you can begin exploring possible externship opportunities during your Undergraduate career.

Faculty to help you find an externship placement (NFSC 489/489C)

If you are in the option Nutrition Management, you have three options:

  1. If you are interested in School (K-12) or Health Care Nutrition Management: Dr. Joan Giampaoli, Holt 326 x6410 jgiampaoli@csuchico.edu
  2. If you are interested in Nutrition Program Management with the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) or Food Safety: Stephanie Bianco, Holt 334 x4759 sbianco@csuchico.edu
  3. If you are interested in Food Science or Food Systems Management: Dr. Maria Giovanni, Holt 336 x4023, mgiovanni@csuchico.edu

If you are on the option Food and Nutrition Communication, you must complete NFSC 489/489C units in your chosen Area of Study.

  • If your Area of Study is Lifecycle Nutrition, you have three options:
  1. Contact the Center for Healthy Communities. There are many choices for types of experience you may apply for; including administration and technology, public relations and media, food security and CalFresh Outreach, senior meals, local food system promotion, community and school based nutrition education, community and school based physical activity promotion, and community health and policy. Please visit here for complete information. NOTE: Applications are required and due weeks before the starts of the semester you hope to gain the experience.
  2. Contact Dr. Julie Holland if you are interested in preschool and K-6 child nutrition: Holt 322 x6567, jmholland@csuchico.edu
  3. Contact Dr. Michelle Morris, Holt 355 x4757 mrmorris@csuchico.edu, or Dr. Maria Giovanni, Holt 336 x4023 mgiovanni@csuchico.edu, if you are interested in senior nutrition.
  • If your Area of Study is Media:
  1. Contact Dr. Maria Giovanni: Holt 336 x4023, mgiovanni@csuchico.edu
  • If your Area of Study is Sports Nutrition:
  1. Contact Tracy Berman: Holt 349 x4030, tberman@csuchico.edu