Once you’ve landed an internship, it may be possible you need to seek out housing for the duration of your employment. Use the following tips to make the housing search process easier!
- Report your employment and opt-in to sharing your contact information so the Business Career Center can connect you with Smeal students moving to the area.
- Ask your employer – Some employers offer housing options, roommate matching and/or can offer suggestions on places to live.
- Connect with local universities in the area. Some universities open up on-campus housing for summer sublets.
- Think about your network – do you have family or friends you could live with? This could offer you great cost savings!
Check out these links below for additional housing resources.
General Housing Websites:
- Airbnb: Rent furnished apartments worldwide
- Easy Roommate: Find roommates and rooms for rent
- Hotpads: Rent furnished apartments across the U.S.
- Oakwood Corporate Housing: Fully furnished, includes utilities
- Sublet: Offers every type of rental housing worldwide
- Suitenet: Fully furnished corporate housing
- Uloop: Search for rentals by university
- Vacation Rental by Owner: Rent directly from owners
Roomi helps you find housing (and roommates who have been screened via background checks!) in 19 cities, including: New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C./Baltimore, Austin, Boston, Chicago, San Diego, San Franciso/Bay Area, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Portland, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, London, Toronto, and Vancouver. Nominal fees apply.
- The Buckingham: Modern high rise apartment building
- Chicago Apartment Finders: Housing Options for summer rentals
- Chicago Summer Housing: 20-minute walk to Chicago offices
- Dwight Lofts: Fully furnished two and four bedroom lofts
New York Housing:
If you are planning an internship in New York, demand is very high and quality residences are in limited supply. The following are resources:
- EHS Educational Housing Services: Offers student housing in NYC.
- NYU Summer Housing: Offers housing in their residence halls.
- Cooper & Cooper Real Estate: Lists rentals in the Manhattan area.
- 92Y RESIDENCE: Student and Intern housing in the Manhattan area
- Avalon Communities: Rentals in the Manhattan area
- 123sublet: Every type of short term rental
- EHS Housing: Full accommodations, Apartment style residences
- International House: Private, non-profit residence and program center
- The Listings Project: Free weekly email of real estate and opportunity listings
- The New School: Pick a dorm that is close to a subway, a grocery store, and a dry-cleaner
- New York University: Applications for NYU housing are considered on a first come, first serve basis
- Urban Living: Full service real estate agency
- Webster Apartments: Female only dorm, single rooms, large dining room, library, recreation rooms
- Intrnz: Exceptional accommodations in New York’s Financial district
- LIM College: Summer intern housing on Upper East Side of Manhattan
- Duquesne offers summer housing for non-Duquesne students and is located in downtown Pittsburgh – http://www.duq.edu/business-and-community/conference-and-event-services/intern-housing.
- Carnegie Mellon offers on-campus apartments for students interning in Pittsburgh for the summer – https://www.cmu.edu/conferences/accommodations/intern-housing.html
Stamford, CT Housing:
- Connecticut’s Best Apartments: Features three different apartment communities
- Parc Grove: Heart of Downtown Stamford
- Rent Café: Comfortable community living
Washington D.C. Housing:
- For more information or to get an application for housing, visit Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH).
- You can also visit another website for the DC area called Summit Hills.
- Avalon Communities: Rentals in the DC area
- George Washington University Summer Housing: https://summerhousing.gwu.edu/
Weehawken, NJ Housing:
- Elite Corporate Housing: Corporate housing in New Jersey
- Stevens Institute of Technology: Apply Online
Applications Open for SEN Student Grant Program
The Student Engagement Network is now accepting applications and nominations for our Grant Program.
The Student Engagement Network awards grants of up to $3,000 to support student experiential learning endeavors. Examples include financial support for unpaid internship or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, conference fees, and more.
To learn more about the Student Engagement Network Grant Program, visit http://www.engage.psu.edu/grants/.