Have you been contacted by a nutrition student or dietetic intern who is looking for clinical supervision, an internship rotation or shadowing experience?

Do you feel uncertain about what to do next? Are you not sure about exactly how to communicate with the student? Are you worried about making a bad decision or spending too much time figuring this out? Do you feel uncertain about exactly what to say or what questions to ask?

Providing supervision can be a great professional experience, and it may be profitable.

Here is a detailed email template based on actual emails that I send and use in my practice. These templates will help you get more information and determine if this is a good fit for you (and for the other party). These email templates and instructions will guide you from the initial contact up to either parting professionally or working together.

This resource includes bonus information on working with a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) student and my favorite tip on keeping information and documents organized when working with student.

This resource will help you:

  • Let someone down gently, after first email contact.
  • Offer to connect student with colleague who may be able to help.
  • Request more information from the student.
  • Let someone down gently, after receiving more information from them.
  • Schedule a phone call to discuss working together in more detail.
  • Let someone down gently, even after having a phone call/ phone interview.
  • Summarize your agreement after having a successful phone call.

Product download is in Word format so that you can easily copy and paste templates right in to your email.

Templates can be easily customized.

Lastly, make sure you check out this corresponding resource –Resources for Obtaining a Health History (Coming soon!)

This is a more specific tool that will help you as an RD to guide a student, intern, or CNS candidate when learning how to take a Health History.

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