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Seeking an intern(s) who fits with my philosophy of non-diet approach & evidence-based science.

I am looking for someone/multiple people ​(preferably dietetic intern) to help with research (about eating disorders), helping develop scripts for YouTube videos, create blog posts, handouts, social media (graphics and/or writing posts), online marketing, book marketing, and more.

What skills can you bring to the table?

I would love to help more interns/ professionals get comfortable (and competent) at treating eating disorders.

There are seriously not enough people (especially dietitians) who are doing this – and actually good at it. I cannot tell you how many clients I get that have worked with another RD/ MD/ other professional that have been triggered ​for worse by them.  ​I can also teach you about running a small service-based business.

Unfortunately, I cannot have others in my counseling sessions ​ due to client confidentiality unless you are in an accredited dietetic internship.

Contact me using the form on the contact page with the subject: “NYAN Internship?”

Ideally, please have writing samples ready (science blog post style preferred). Interns do not need to be local. ​Cannot have an active eating disorder.

Current & Past Interns…

Britt Richards is a current intern (2020-2021) with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and divides her time between the green mountains of Vermont and sunny coastal California. An entrepreneur with lots of experience in health and fitness, Britt is excited to put her business skills to use in the nutrition field. When not learning more about food and health, you can find her in the kitchen, on a mountain trail hiking, or making beautiful modern quilts.

Carisa Hilton is a current (2020-2021) dietetic intern with Cal Poly SLO. She grew up near San Diego, CA, and earned her B.A. in Nutrition Dietetics from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN (May 2020). As an aspiring RD, she makes a point to be relatable and encourage everyone to feel confident and respected in their food choices. In her free time, Carisa enjoys hiking SLO’s beautiful hillsides, strolling the coast, or watching Netflix.

Holly Pelton is currently (2020-2021) a Dietetic intern at Cal Poly with a passion in holistic health and wellness. Once she becomes an RD, she wants to start her own private practice with a focus around the idea that food is medicine. In her free time, she enjoys being outside kayaking, biking, hiking, running, or reading a good book in her hammock. If she’s not outside you can find her in the kitchen cooking up some new recipes for her, her friends and family.

Lauren is a current (2018-2019)Cal Poly Dietetic Intern, but looks forward to finishing up in June 2019 and becoming an RD! She is pursuing work in outpatient counseling, especially with ED clients. When she isn’t grading MNT exams or giving presentations on pediatric nutrition, you can find her outside climbing rocks or sliding on boards of all sorts. Update: Lauren joined us at NYAN as a sports Dietitian in Sept 2020!

Alyssa Los passed her RD exam a month after interning with me, and is now working in Africa! Check out her blog post on hypermetabolism and YouTube video on Whole 30 diet.

Renee Naumann is a new graduate of the Kansas State University Global Campus dietetic program!

Jessica Cushing-Murray is a recent grad of UCLA, where she was a member of the Cross Country/Track teams. She is currently working in the behavioral health field, and pursued a Masters in Nutrition – now headed to med school! She can usually be found reading and/or drinking coffee!

Miranda Daschian graduated as a psychology major at Cal Poly who plans to focus on sport psychology and female athlete empowerment. She ran for Cal Poly’s cross country and track teams and loves the outdoors, dogs and yoga!

Lauren Thomas finished her last two weeks of being a Cal Poly dietetic intern with NYAN. She has a passion for helping people create healthy relationships with food. She especially is interested in HAES and intuitive eating. She enjoys many different areas of the dietetics profession and is ready to explore them as a soon to be new RDN (summer 2020)! In her free time Lauren loves to spend time outdoors hiking or walking on the beach or in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

Jessica Flaherty completed her dietetic internship through Cal Poly, SLO in 2019. She has a passion for nutrition counseling and working in community settings so she can build long-lasting connections with clients while helping them build a healthy relationship with food. Her favorite time of the year is Summer and she loves spending time outside any chance she can!

Julia Trifan will be starting her junior year (2020) as an honors student in the DPD undergrad program at Florida International University this fall. Although she hasn’t decided what specific path she will walk in her nutrition studies, her areas of interest include eating disorder recovery and oncology. Wherever her studies take her, she hopes to help people develop a healthier relationship with food. When she’s not hitting the books, you can find her volunteering, reading, or traveling.

Abby is a second-year master’s student (2020) studying Nutrition and Dietetics in Raleigh, NC. Abby is passionate about all things nutrition, especially supporting others in their relationship with food. Abby currently works at an adolescent eating disorder treatment center and hopes to continue working in eating disorder care throughout her future career as a dietitian. When she is not studying, you can find her on the tennis court, snuggling her two fur children, trying a new recipe, or with her nose in a good book!

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