American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Intern Development Program (IDP)

Interns may earn IDP supplemental experience hours by volunteering with AIA San Francisco, completing assignments in the Emerging Professional Companion (EPC), attending any of the AIASF tours, or entering our design competitions.

IDP Programs

  • Site Tours specifically designed for interns to earn IDP Hours (up to 40 hour, Construction Phase: Observation).
  • Design/Build Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Architecture + Design, which can be used to fulfill Community-Based Design Center hours (up to 40 hours per area).
  • Volunteer with Journeyman International (up to 40 hours per area)

Existing Programs

  • Regular AIA Tours with project architects (up to 40 hours)
  • Volunteering with AIASF (up to 320 hours)
  • Design Competitions (up to 40 hours per area)

Mentor Match

Looking for an IDP mentor? AIASF members who are available to help answer your questions about IDP and can sign off of some of your experience hours. Mentors can sign off on Emerging Professional Companion (EPC), design competitions and site visits. Please email AIASF's Mentorship Committee with questions.