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AIA/NCARB Internship and Career Survey


Since 2003, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) have jointly commissioned a survey of interns in order to highlight trends, document recent history, and determine the present state of architectural internship, registration, and professional development.

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2012 Internship & Career Survey

 


The 2012 Internship and Career Survey, commissioned jointly by the AIA and NCARB, and conducted by The Rickinson Group, contains a wealth of information on the experiences of emerging professionals as they go through IDP, take the ARE, become licensed, and obtain their first jobs. This survey has been completed five times since 2003, most recently in the fourth quarter of 2012.

This survey received 10,003 usable responses; 41 percent of respondents were women, 37 percent under age 30, and an additional 29 percent between ages 30–34.

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2010 Internship & Career Survey

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In 2010 The AIA and NCARB have partnered once again to the launch Internship & Career Survey, an effort to document the recent history and present state of architectural internship and registration. The fourth survey of its kind, the information will be used independently as well as in comparison studies with the 2003, 2005, and 2007 Internship & Career Surveys to set the tone for discussion on internship within the AIA and the profession.

Data was collected via the Internet between January 6 and January 25, 2010. A total of 10,500 qualified and usable responses were received from the sample of 54,692. Percentages based on all 10,500 returns are subject to a margin of error of ± 0.89% at the 95% confidence level.

2007 Internship & Career Survey

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In 2007, the Internship and Career Survey was commissioned jointly by the AIA National Associates Committee and NCARB. Building on a similar effort in 2003 and 2005, the survey sought to shed light on issues that the architecture profession had been struggling to define, informing the national discourse on improving architectural internship. The survey was conducted by Readex Research, an independent research company.

Data was collected via the Internet between November 7 and November 26, 2007. A total of 8,598 qualified and usable responses were received from the sample of 36,343.

2005 Internship & Career Survey

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In 2005, the AIA National Associates Committee, ArchVoices, and NCARB launched the second Internship & Career Survey, an effort to document the recent history and present state of architectural internship and registration. The information was used independently as well as in comparison studies with the 2003 Internship & Career Survey to set the tone for discussion on internship.

Data was collected via the internet between March 30 and April 15, 2005. A total of 9,929 qualified and usable responses were received from the sample of 46,831.

2003 Internship & Career Survey

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In 2003, the National Associates Committee, in conjunction with ArchVoices, launched the 2003 Internship and Career Survey. The NAC Survey Task Force championed this initiative and committed to producing a findings document. The group’s ongoing goals were to develop and implement a survey to collect and evaluate information about interns and alternative career professionals, a process which was set to be reevaluated every two to three years.

 

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