Clinical Nutrition Training Program



St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premiere centers for study of molecular, genetic, and biochemical bases of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Clinical research efforts are aimed at understanding the mechanisms of disease, developing better diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and providing a bridge from the laboratory to the bedside.

The Department of Clinical Nutrition Services operates as a supportive department of St. Jude and is committed to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching. Clinical Nutrition offers training opportunities for dietetic interns interested in obtaining an understanding of the nutritional management of pediatric oncology and catastrophic illnesses.

Dietetic interns and dietitians requesting a training opportunity at St. Jude in the department of Clinical Nutrition must fit into one of the following categories:


Application process

All applications must be received by August 1st to be reviewed for acceptance for the upcoming year. Opportunities are limited to one intern/visitor per month for the following months: January, February, March, April.


To complete your application

Send hard copies of letters of recommendation to:

Karen Ringwald-Smith, MS, RD, LDN
Department of Clinical Nutrition Services
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Mail Stop 732
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Prior to beginning your experience at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital you will need the following:


Participants in the St. Jude Clinical Nutrition Training Program obtain the following experience