Summer Housing Tips 2019

Summer Housing Tips 2019

Every year, students seek to find housing for an internship in a city that is not their hometown. Here are some tips and ideas to get you thinking about options.

*We do not endorse these places and you need to do your due diligence when investigating places.*

1. Rent a Dorm

In most big cities, universities rent out dormitory space to summer interns.  Contact universities in those cities; most info about their summer housing is their website. Examples of places include:


Boston University

Loyola University of Chicago
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

New York
Columbia University
The New School

Los Angeles

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Drexel University
Villanova University

Portland, OR
Portland State University

Washington, DC
American University
The Catholic University of America
The George Washington University
Georgetown University

2. Use a Housing Organization Specifically for Interns

There are organizations that provide apartment housing, specifically for interns in various cities. Search for organizations like these in your city of choice. Also, many universities and colleges post summer housing resources for their students, so search for those pages as well.

3. Sublet from Other Students

Many students at other colleges rent their own apartments near (or even on) their campus. If they will be going home or to another city for the summer, many will look for other students to sublet their apartments while they are away. Many schools have online forums specifically for these postings. For example, Pennlets is a site for people with valid UPenn emails to post ads for their sublets, but anyone can respond to the posts. As an added bonus, subleasing is frequently cheaper than directly renting an apartment, and often you can find furnished spaces! Just make you are in compliance with the state, town, and building leasing restrictions!


4. Use Your Network

Talk to friends, relatives, and alumni for advice, suggestions and potential housing leads. You might end up finding someone is looking for a house sitter or who wants to sublet an apartment.  Creating a discussion asking about housing leads in the Haverford College Worldwide Alumni group or the Haverford College Alumni Facebook Group could yield some tips.
Good luck with your search!