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:
Portland State 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.
- 92YResidence (NY)
- American Campus (Multiple locations)
- Cornish Commons (Seattle)
- EHS (NY)
- International Student House (DC)
- NYC Intern
- San Francisco Housing Services
- San Francisco Summer Housing Guide
- University Center Chicago Summer Housing
- The Washington Intern Housing Network
- WISH (DC)
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!