Where Will They Live?
Did they get an out-of-state internship? Both of my daughters interned during the summer between their junior and senior year. And both ended up interning in New York City. Since they did not get their internship until early Spring, some of their housing options were quite limited. And, not being familiar with interning out of state, we grabbed what was available. You can read about interning in New York City here.
But what if their internship takes them to another large city? Some of the housing options are very expensive. You can look on Craigslist or in Facebook groups – but be careful because there are some scams. They don’t have to live on a college campus, many of which open their dorms for summer interns. They can rent from another student in an apartment. You can check the Uloop Housing section to find sublets.
Many apartments open up the closer it gets to summer, but for me, waiting that long was unnerving especially since I was already nervous about sending my daughters off to The Big Apple.
Below we list the college campuses and housing that cater to summer interns.
Hardin House Dormitory – offers short term summer housing –
Sterling Housing (Dwight Lofts at Columbia College)
UIC (the University of Illinois at Chicago)
Avalon Communities– Avalon Communities owns several properties in West Los Angeles and in the San Fernando Valley. Each location is designed differently, but all have a gym, pool, and high-speed internet access. The prices vary on location and depending on the size of the apartment.
L.A. Furnished Apartments – LA Furnished Apartments East is located in the Beverly Center/Grove area and provides a quiet residential atmosphere. Furnished one-bedroom units are available for short/long term, No pets, 1-month minimum. 12 locations near Grove area
Lorenzo – Lorenzo is an upscale student housing community in Los Angeles, California,
Park La Brea – The Park La Brea housing complex in West Hollywood offers fully furnished short and long term apartments for rent. Park La Brea Apartments offers three, six, nine, and twelve month leases on their property.
Oakwood Toluca Hills by Avalon – The Oakwood Apartments complex offers temporary, furnished and unfurnished apartments ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Accessible to the 101 and 134 freeways and down the street from the Hollywood Bowl and Griffith Park. Rental rates depend on the size of the apartment, and the length of time that you will be leasing the apartment.
Oakwood Downtown LA – This modern mid-rise serviced apartment community is located in downtown Los Angeles. Featuring fully furnished studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Solutions in LA – All apartments are furnished and located in the heart of Westwood & Santa Monica. Inclusive rates with monthly cleaning, utilities and hi-speed internet and more.
Zuma Housing – Zuma Housing helps students save time and money by providing both shared and private rooms in Westwood. Short term and long-term options. Apartments are furnished and all the utilities are included in the rent.
New York City
Summer Housing in New York City (Educational Housing Services)
The New School has four suite-style residence halls located near the Union Square area and in Chelsea, both great neighborhoods. Rooms are air-conditioned, have kitchenettes, internet, and 24-hour security.
The School of Visual Arts – offers 3 residence hall summer rentals, all in good locations too. They too offer the same basic amenities as the other colleges above.
Marymount University located in midtown on the east side, but still has easy access to the west. With apartment-size suites, they are your basic dorms with all the amenities.
New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan
The Webster – an all-girls housing option. Their pricing includes private bedroom, wifi, 24-hour security, two home-cooked meals a day, on-site laundry facilities, daily and weekly housekeeping services, vending and ATM machines. They are located on 34th Street just blocks from all major subway lines and close to Penn Station and Port Authority.
33 Beekman – Located in the Financial District, this is one of the more pricier summer living options but if you have a student working in the financial district, perhaps the proximity more of a priority (and you will save on subways, taxis and Ubers).
When looking on Facebook, check out 2019 Bay Area Summer Interns: Housing
When looking on Facebook, check out 2019 Seattle Summer Interns: Housing group page.
If you are looking in Washington DC, try the 2019 Washing D.C. Summer Interns: Housing group.