2. Mentorship

A mentor must be selected and confirmed as a part of the application process.  A mentor is an architect or a retired architect registered in British Columbia who is NOT employed at the intern architect’s place of employment and who acts as an independent guide/advocate for the intern architect.  The intern architect meets the mentor for regular reviews of experience progress, discussion of career objectives and broader issues related to the profession. This mentoring relationship should be maintained through the program.

Once you are able to find a mentor, submit a confirmation of mentor letter as part of the application documents.  If during the course of the IAP you need to change your mentor, please notify the AIBC and submit a new letter of confirmation.

Prospective mentors seeking additional information regarding their potential participation in the IAP can review the AIBC’s Supervising Architect and Mentor Guidelines.


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