Can i have my own room? I really prefer not to have a roommate if possible.
One aspect of BPs intern program is to connect interns with one another. Past feedback indicates that interns greatly enjoy (and prefer) rooming with other interns in their program. This is also a great cost savings for BP.
All interns are assigned to a shared two bedroom apartment, whenever possible. Keep in mind you will have your own bedroom and bathroom within the shared apartment. In some unique situations, interns are assigned their own apartment, but the goal is to provide everyone a roommate. Please note that the cost would be higher to the individual intern should they not share a room.
Do I sign the lease agreement or does BP?
Each intern is required to sign a lease and provide a Credit Card Authorization for the intern portion of rent costs/damages and/or incidentals.
May I sublease my apartment if I am not utilizing the accommodations
No. The apartment assigned to you may not be assigned or sublet, or used for any unlawful or immoral purpose.
Do all apartment communities have the same rules?
Rules and regulations will vary by community. Most communities will have specific quiet hours, pet policies and will not allow for grills. A full listing of the rules and regulations for your specific property will be provided in your apartment.
Does the apartment come with housekeeping?
No. Your program does not include housekeeping, but you are required to keep and maintain your unit in high standards during your stay. Which entails maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen, bathroom and living area. Should damages occur during your stay, please contact WCH immediately.
Will BP Cover Incidentals?
No. Any additional items or services ordered that are not covered by BP will be charged upon delivery for the number of days left in that month, and thereafter on the first business day of each month for the total number of days in the month (similar to the rent).
Are all the utilities paid for: including water, phone, trash, electricity, internet and cable?
Yes! WCH rates are all inclusive, with no additional fee for utilities.
Can I request a specific roommate?
Yes, roommate preferences are welcomed, as long as both interns request one another and have similar dates and worksites. WCH will make every effort to accommodate your individual request(s).
What's included in the fully furnished apartment?
Your apartment includes all furniture, housewares, utilities, local phone service, TV and basic cable television and much more!
How are roommates assigned?
Roommates are assigned based on gender (same), worksite, arrival date and end date. We also take into consideration any “special circumstances” such as roommate preferences requested by the intern.
Does the cost of the corporate apartment affect my income?
The cost of a corporate apartment is considered income to you and will be reported to the IRS as such. BP provides tax assistance for corporate housing charges which is added to your W-2 earnings.