Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A survey for interns: your chance to be heard!

I was recently contacted by two architects who are conducting a survey regarding the experiences of intern architects, and in order to get the most responses possible, they've asked me to post the following and put a link to their survey here in Intern 101. And of course, I'm happy to oblige. The point of their survey is to find out what kind of experiences all of you are having, and then go explain that at a conference of licensed architects. I'll let them explain in their own words:

A pair of architects are working on a presentation to an architecture convention about ways of working with and describing the experiences of Architectural Interns. We have been operating with several assumptions, but we hope to have accurate information based on responses from current interns.

Are you interested in sharing your experience in an architectural internship? Follow this link to an architectural internship survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X6GFCMX (Interns are defined as those working in the field who are not yet licensed architects.)

We very much appreciate your sincere responses. No specific or individual information will be shared instead we will process a summary of the survey results to guide the presentation. At the end, you can enter your e-mail address for a drawing to win an $80.00 gift certificate to a national bookstore.

The survey should take approximately 12 minutes.

I asked them about that second to last paragraph, and what they mean about "no specific or individual information will be shared" is that no one will be able to tell from the survey that So-and-So from XYZ Design Firm said that their present internship experience is a dumpster fire tumbling over a cliff. Therefore, please feel free to answer the questions honestly. And please forward the survey on to all of your friends in your firm and in other firms and even to friends that may have been laid off. The more responses these architects get, the better their data will be.

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