Supervisors and Mentors

IDP Supervisor and Mentor

Understanding and completing IDP is every intern’s responsibility. However, they can’t complete it alone.

IDP supervisors and mentors play crucial roles throughout the internship process. Their knowledge, guidance, and support are invaluable to the development of an intern and add to the long-term quality of the profession. It is essential that they understand the requirements and objectives of the IDP in order to help interns complete the program in a timely manner.

Working With a Supervisor

An IDP supervisor is the individual who supervises an intern on a daily basis. [more]

Working With a Mentor

A mentor is a loyal advisor, teacher, or coach. [more]

Working With an Intern

The purpose of the IDP is to develop competent architects who are prepared to practice architecture independently upon initial registration. [more]

Related Publications


Paying it Forward: Guiding Architects of the Future
For architects who are considering becoming an IDP supervisor ... the role is more than approving and reviewing an intern's work; you must be able to make a commitment and a guiding investment in their lives.

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The Upside of Promoting Licensure
Supporting interns on their path to licensure adds to a firm's long-term growth and marketability.

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The New Online Reporting System for Supervisors
When an intern submits an experience report, you will receive an e-mail notification letting you know that it is ready for your review and approval.