Housing for Interns
The following information is provided to help you find housing while you participate in internship experiences in other areas of the country.
Inclusion in this section is not an endorsement or recommendation by the Career Development Office or Northern Arizona University.
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Housing Information Sources
Use the following sources to access a variety of housing listings nationally. This list is not exhaustive and is only intended to provide you a starting point in your search. Please evaluate your housing options carefully as not all may be suitable for student living.
Also, don't forget your own contacts! Do you have family, friends, or classmates you can live with during your internship? If you do, you can save a considerable amount of money.
- Airbnb the website that has revolutionized traveling on the cheap by advertising homestays, now features sublets.
- Apartments.com Free search for apartments across the country.
- ApartmentGuide.com Search thousands of apartments, photos, and floorplans from communities nationwide.
- Apartment List - Aggregated apartment listings from hundreds of sources across the country
- ApartmentRatings.com - Listings ratings of apartments across the country.
- Campus Rent.com - Attention College Students: search apartments and other types of rentals close to and off campus. Find apts, condos, duplexes, homes and rooms and much more. CampusRent is a free and easy to use for university students searching for a place to live.
- Craig's List - Available in many metropolitan areas, the housing section of Craig's List allows you to see a list of sublets and temporary housing.
- EasyRoommate - Apartment listings across the country.
- Furnished Quarters – Furnished apartments in NY, NJ, CT, and MA.
- Hostels.com - Lists hostels throughout the US (and worldwide)
- Hostelz.com is the world's largest hostels database.
- Intern Candidate Housing - Provides affordable temporary housing. This online resource is free to Interns & Co-Ops who work for participating employers.
- Many companies subscribe to Internhousing.com to help their interns find summer housing. If your employer has subscribed, you may receive free access to the resource.
- NakedApartments.com Connect with landlords and brokers to find apartments.
- MetroRoommates.com - Search roommate listings across the country.
- MyApartmentMap.com - lists all U.S. universities and colleges on an interactive map, so that students can easily find housing near their internship.
- Oakwood - If you need intern housing while temporarily relocating for an internship or student housing for an education opportunity, Oakwood can provide roomy, comfortable accommodations that put interns, professors, and students in close proximity to your training center, internship sites, or school, as well as local points of interest.
- Padmapper.com - compiles apartment listings from many websites and displays them on an interactive map.
- Rentspeed.com - free leading national rental site for finding houses for rent, condos, townhouses, and apartment rentals.
- Roommates.com - Find roommates across the country.
- Roomorama.com - Offering over 3,500 properties across 9 major cities in the US for short term rent
- Sublet.com - Apartment rentals, sublets, houses, and rooms for rent in major US cities
- Trulia - Search rooms & apartments for rent by location.
- UMoveFree.com - largest apartment leasing company in the state of Texas. Includes rentals in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.
- Use Walk Score as another tool to evaluate summer housing options. If you're looking for a safe and walkable location, look for housing that receives a score of 75 or above.
- Your Home Suite - Furnished rentals in San Francisco, LA, NYC and Chicago.
- Zillow - Rental and sales
- Zumper - Map-based search for home & apartment rentals with real-time updates. Also available on iOS & Android
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
- University of San Francisco Rental Resources. Apartment listings in San Francisco.
- Bay Area Rental Guide. Apartment listings in and around San Francisco.
- InternMatch - Summer Intern Housing Guide from InternMatch.
- Rent in San Francisco - San Francisco apartment rentals and houses for rent.
- Often ranked one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., San Francisco has a limited number of affordable housing options; however, San Francisco Housing Services and Paramount Student Housing can connect interns with reasonably-priced accomodations.
- Summer interns may also consider living in areas surrounding the city, like Berkeley.
- AvalonBay - Apartments in San Francisco area.
New York City, NY
The following locations offer short-term housing options for interns and students in New York City in dormitories and other shared living arrangements.
- Columbia University - Summer housing for interns
- EHS: Educational Housing Services - A top housing resource for NYC interns offering 7 residences throughout Manhattan & Brooklyn.
- NYC Intern - Apartment housing in prime Manhattan location. Fall, Spring & Summer terms available.
- NYU Summer Housing Information - NYU housing options are open to non-NYU students during the summer
- Polytechnic University - Offers summer housing options to interns and students.
- 92 Y Residence: An iconic cultural institution, the 92nd Street Y offers short and long-term stays with free gym membership, free maid and bed linen service, 24 hour security, and access to some of the best of 92nd Street Y's concerts, lectures and classes just an elevator ride away.
- Compass - Rentals and sales in New York City
- Fashion Institute of Technology - Summer Housing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
- New York Hostels - Listings of Hostels around New York City.
- NYC Housing Listings - Listings of Apartment Resources in New York City.
- NYU Summer Housing - Housing for Summer Interns in NYC.
- International House - Summer housing at The International House in NYC.
- NYU Law Housing - Summer Housing at NYU Law
- RentHop - Search NYC Apartments and Listings by Location. Also have listings for Boston and Chicago.
- Leverage New York's network of colleges and universities, like Columbia, The New School, School of Visual Arts, FIT, and NYU to find summer housing.
- The Webster, located in midtown Manhattan, offers housing for working women and female college students. Rent covers a maid service and two meals a day.
- International students may apply to live in the International House located near Columbia University.
- The New York Times' Real Estate Section and The Village Voice Classifieds offer a comprehensive list of available housing in or around the city. Make sure to conduct an independent vetting process before signing on to any lease.
- Citi Habitats New York
- HousingNYC.com – Search the classifieds of multiple New York newspapers online to find housing.
- NYU Summer Living in New York Program
- Student Intern Summer Housing
- Hostelz.com is the only website with free listings and information about hostels worldwide.
- StreetEasy provides students/new NYC residents useful information and resources on housing in New York City, budgeting, and the requirements/materials they will need in order to qualify for an apartment.
The following locations offer short-term housing options for interns and students in Washington DC in dormitories and other shared living arrangements. Please evaluate your housing options carefully as not all may be suitable for student living.
- American University Summer House for Interns - Dormitory housing, all utilities included
- George Mason University - Dormitories, apartments and townhouses available for summer interns
- George Washington University - Summer Housing Opportunities - A variety of options for on-campus housing arrangements
- International Student House of Washington DC - Dormitory-style housing
- The Washington Intern Housing Network - Fully furnished intern housing. Free to apply.
- Cities Housing Solutions - Fully furnished intern housing. Free to apply.
- Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) - Shared housing; fully furnished, linens, household supplies, all utilities included; in various convenient locations in Washington DC
- Catholic University of America - Summer Housing in Washington, D.C.
- Apartments.com and Craigslist DC offer a comprehensive list of available housing in or around the city. Make sure to conduct an independent vetting process before signing on to any lease.
- DC Pages not only provides a list of housing options, but also suggests fun events with its online calendar.
- Since 1887, Thompson-Markward Hall has provided housing for Christian young women living in the Capital.
- If you're an international student, don't forget to check out the International Student House of Washington D.C., a non-profit organization committed to promoting global citizenship.
- If you secure an internship with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, you may elect to live in one of its two housing facilities.
- Keep close to the excitement by using Washington Intern Student Housing to find a townhouse or apartment in the Capitol Hill area.
- Internhousing.com – Search for roommates and apartments during a summer internship.
- Washington Post
- AvalonBay - Apartments in the Washington D.C. area
- Hotpads Chicago Moving Guide with all you need to know about Chicago from weather, crime, walking and biking, public transport, neighborhoods and more.
- University Village - Affordable summer housing in furnished apartments for interns, located in Thomas Beckman Hall at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
- 777 South State Student Housing. Summer housing option for interns or those taking classes in the Chicago area.
- Summer Housing in Chicago. Located in downtown Chicago.
- University of Chicago Campus Housing. Affordable housing for interns who want to live in the Chicago area.
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Housing. Summer housing located in the heart of Chicago.
- Domu - Chicagoland Apartments, Where landlords and tenants connect.
- Chicago Tribune - Apartments and Condos.
- If you'd prefer to live in apartments rather than dorms, reach out to Chicago Summer Housing or the Buckingham regarding vacancies.
- University Center – Housing in downtown Chicago with short, flexible leases available.
- Drexel University Conference Center - Offers centrally-located summer housing in on-campus residential halls for students and interns.
- Office of Off-Campus Living - The Office of Off-Campus Services at the University of Pennsylvania assists students, faculty and staff at all stages of their off-campus living experience.
- Villanova Summer Intern Housing Program. Housing available at Villanova University during the summer.
- Pennlets - Subletting made simple.
- 4wallsinPhilly - Smart renters start here.
- Philly Apartment Company - Work with a Leasing Consultant to find your ideal neighborhood and apartment quickly. It's free!
- ApartmentWIZ. ApartmentWIZ offers free apartment locating and apartment listings throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area.
- Emory University Summer Intern Housing Program. Convenient, affordable summer housing for interns who want to live in the Atlanta area.
- Emory University Off-Campus Finder. Lists apartments for rent around the Atlanta area.
- ApartmentGuide.com. Apartments in the Atlanta area.
- Emory Off-Campus Housing Finder doesn't have a particularly professional-looking interface, but the site gets the job done by connecting interns with Emory students hoping to sublet their apartments over the summer. The university also opens its doors to out-of-town interns, who may apply for housing via Emory's Summer Intern Housing Program.
- Like Emory, Georgia Tech offers affordable, apartment-style housing for summer intern.
- ApartmentWIZ – Apartments in all areas of Atlanta and in all price ranges.
- Suffolk University, located in the heart of downtown Boston, offers affordable summer housing to students traveling to Boston for internship and co-op opportunities.
- Boston University Off-Campus Housing Finder. Listings for apartments in Boston.
- BostonApartments.com. Apartment listings in Boston.
- New England Premiere Summer Intern's Boston Neighborhood Guide
- Boston Apartment MA - Boston Luxe Real Estate, LLC specializes in luxury apartment sales and rentals in Boston and the surrounding areas.
- AvalonBay - Boston apartments
- OASIS: a 3 or 4 month housing opportunity in downtown Orlando for interns.
Housing Resources Abroad
List of Universities in London that offer housing
- Queen Mary and Westfield College - East End
- London Metropolitan University: Arcade Halls - Holloway Road
- London School of Economics - Holborn, Bloomsbury, Bankside, Butler's Wharf, Clerkenwell
- University College London - Bloomsbury (just north of the British Museum)
- International Students House - Great Portland Street
- King's College - The Strand (Covent Garden)
- City University London: Walter Sickert Hall - Clerkenwell, Islington