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FAQs for Employers

Who should I contact within Boston University College of Communication regarding an intern?

Professor Steve Quigley is the faculty advisor for BU-COM’s internship program. Any additional questions or concerns that are not answered on the website can be answered by Steve Quigley via email ( or phone (617-358-0066).

What are my requirements as an employer?

Must clarify expectations of intern (responsibilities, work schedule, internship duration) prior to the start of the internship.

What paperwork is necessary prior to hiring an intern?

Employers will need to co-sign (with intern) the Boston University College of Communication Public Relations Internship Contract (.doc).

Am I required to pay my intern?

Sponsors are encouraged but not required to compensate interns for their services.

Do I turn in periodic evaluations to Boston University throughout the course of the intern’s employment?

No. Steve Quigley will often check-in approximately halfway through the internship, but an official evaluation is only required once the internship is complete. Of course, if there are any questions or concerns regarding your intern, please do not hesitate to contact Steve.

What am I expected to do at the close of an internship?

Employers are expected to complete The Boston University Public Relations Intern Evaluation Form (.doc). This form can be submitted to Stephen Quigley here.