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!
- How much rent can you afford? Check out this Rent Calculator to ensure you are staying within your budget.
Check out these links below for additional housing resources.
General Housing Websites:
- Apartment Guide
- Airbnb: Rent furnished apartments worldwide
- Hotpads: Rent furnished apartments across the U.S.
- Sublet: Offers every type of rental housing worldwide
- Uloop: Search for rentals by university
- vrbo: Rent directly from owners
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
- International House: Private, non-profit residence and program center
- The New School: Pick a dorm that is close to a subway, a grocery store, and a dry-cleaner
- LIM College: Summer intern housing on Upper East Side of Manhattan
- Duquesne Summer Housing: Duquesne offers summer housing for non-Duquesne students and is located in downtown Pittsburgh
- Carnegie Mellon Intern Housing: offers on-campus apartments for students interning in Pittsburgh for the summer
Washington D.C. Housing:
- For more information or to get an application for housing, visit Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH).
- George Washington University Summer Housing: https://summerhousing.gwu.edu
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/.