Friday, October 26, 2012
Additional Opportunities for Academic and Construction Interns to Earn IDP Hours
From 930 Hour Cap to No Cap
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced additional opportunities for interns to earn experience hours. These two opportunities, regarding academic internships and construction work, build upon the experience areas announced in April as part of IDP 2.0.
The academic internship experience, originally capped at 930 hours, will now have no cap. This change will be retroactive to April 5, 2012 when academic internships first became available to earn hours. Interns will also have the opportunity to earn IDP experience through construction work and will be able to take advantage of this opportunity upon implementation this fall.
“The Council is continuously looking for opportunities for interns to gain valuable experience that counts toward the IDP,” said Michael J. Armstrong, NCARB Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of construction work and the removal of the cap on experience earned through academic internships demonstrate the Council’s commitment to a more agile approach to its programs, expanding opportunities, and responding to recommendations of our stakeholders and collateral partners like the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).”
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