Every year, students who find internships outside of their hometown are faced with a daunting task: finding summer housing. Here are some tips and ideas to get you thinking about options!
Note: We do not officially endorse any of the places listed below. Please do your due diligence when investigating housing options.
1. Rent a Dorm
In many big cities, some universities rent out dormitory space to summer interns. Contact universities in those cities— most information about their summer housing is on their website. Below are some cities/schools offering summer internship housing:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
Haverford College: HCA Summer Rentals
California College of the Arts
The Catholic University of America
The George Washington University
2. Use an Organization Specifically for Interns
There are housing organizations across the country that specialize in summer leases for college interns. If the list below does not yield any results, try searching on university/college websites for local housing recommendations and resources.
- 92YResidence (NY)
- American Campus (Multiple locations)
- Cornish Commons (Seattle)
- EHS (NY)
- International Student House (DC)
- intrnz (NY)
- 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 other college students who are going away for the summer will need people to sublet their apartments while they are away. Try looking on Facebook or a specific college’s online forum for these kinds of postings. As an added bonus, subleasing is frequently cheaper than directly renting an apartment, and often you can find furnished spaces! Just make sure you are in compliance with the state, town, and building leasing restrictions before you commit to a place.
4. Use Your Network
Talk to friends, relatives, and alumni for advice, suggestions, and potential housing leads. You might end up finding someone who is looking for a house sitter or a live-in nanny. Additionally, you may find some leads via Haverford Connect (on the discussion board), the Haverford College Worldwide Alumni group, the Haverford College Alumni Facebook Group, or any other Facebook groups dedicated to housing.
Good luck with your search!