dp> ARC interns are (afaik) already experienced engineers.
Yes, and they usually have non-trivial ARC experience, either as a
fast-track licensee or from multiple project submissions. I think that
translates into some minimum set of requirements to be a sponsorship
intern, which may well be higher than the proposed tier-3 requirements.
I don't know what those minimum requirements should be. How experienced
does someone have to be to be a SunVisor to a new employee? Is SunVisor
even a good comparison point?
dp> I'm adding a big +1 to what Dave has said thus far; he has made, to
dp> me anyway, a persuasive argument that building mentorships,
dp> relationships, skills and knowledge is the core task here.
That makes sense to me, too.