Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an architectural intern.

An Architectural Intern provides all the structural support that a lead architect requires in the design, selection, coordination and detailing of the architectural materials and systems.

The duties of this position are, assisting with contract administration responsibilities, participating in the architectural design process as well as developing alternative solutions and presentation graphics that are used to communicate the concept to the client, developing project specifications from master specifications, participating in the review of product drawing submittals during the construction phase, assisting architects in construction drawings of pre-fabricated structure projects, organizing and maintaining the project files, scanning, copying, printing and transmitting original work drawings.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Restate instructions and messages to ensure that they are well understood.

Listen with the aim of understanding rather than the intent of replying.

[employee comments goal]

Begin discussions with questions that require group members to evaluate or analyze rather than those that just check for understanding

Answer all emails from group members in a timely manner or assign someone to do it if one is not in a position to

[employee comments goal]

Advance the business agenda by being the very best the company has every had

Respect every opinion while taking only that which is needful

[employee comments goal]

Choose to respect every employee despite their race, age, color or gender

Be available to assist those that require your help at all times

[employee comments goal]

Learn who works best through the phone, email, personal visits, or instant messaging and try to utilize their preferences when communicating with colleagues

Make sure to communicate with other employees and own bosses about company projects on regular basis in order to avoid making mistakes while handling them

[employee comments goal]

Keep up to pace with the evolving technology in order to spot new ways that can streamline own duties

Volunteer to train new and underperforming employees and in resolving problems that contribute to underperformance

[employee comments goal]

Streamline tasks and processes, and create and implement timesaving strategies

Keep a well-organized record of upcoming deadlines and major events

[employee comments goal]

Provide timely and constructive solutions or advice to customers and make them feel they are fully understood

Share resources and information readily and make sure customers feel that you are on their side

[employee comments goal]

Learn to create a work-life balance and always schedule enough time for both work and non-work related activities

Show more willingness to work steadily towards both career and personal goals

[employee comments goal]

Show more interest to understand how complex systems and processes work

Learn to follow technical specifications and instructions when designing new systems

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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