Temporary Summer Housing Options for Interns

Housing is available in several major cities

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Many students prefer to spend their summers away from home. Maybe the internship you want to do is located in a big city, or maybe you just want to gain experience on what it's actually like living in a large metropolitan area. ​But living in a big city can be expensive, especially when you’re doing an internship that's unpaid or that only pays for the bare essentials. 

A number of college campuses offer temporary summer housing to students who are doing internships. These housing facilities are usually less expensive and easier to find than individual accommodations you might find on your own. They're maintained and cared for and they're usually a lot safer than a backstreet apartment located in an unknown neighborhood. Living in the city for the summer can be exciting and fun, but it’s best to plan the necessities like housing, transportation, and food long before you buy your ticket to go.

Here are a few ideas. 

American University & Dining

American University is Washington, D.C.'s most attractive housing option for visiting interns. It offers competitively priced housing in an ideal location for students coming to the nation's capital.

Educational Housing Service

The Educational Housing Service offers safe, affordable student living in New York City and elsewhere for students from across America and over 50 countries. Call 800-297-4694 or visit their website

Georgetown University Summer Housing

This organization offers housing for interns, as well as other students and even those attending professional conferences. It's located on the Potomac River and the surrounding area offers cultural activities and social life. Reach out by email at conferencehousing@georgetown.edu if you're not already affiliated with the university.

Housing Options in Washington, D.C.

Housing options in Washington, D.C. are offered through the National Organization of Women (NOW) Action Center. Visiting students will be on the front lines of the women's rights movement. NOW also offers its own internships. The on-campus facilities have been recently renovated. 

International Student House in Washington, D.C.

The International Student House in Washington, D.C. offers residences to thousands of eager young men and women who annually descend upon Washington for graduate work, scholarly research, professional training, internships, and the America experience. The location is said to be top notch. Call 202-232-4007 for more information. 


Internhousing.com provides the solution for interns needing affordable temporary housing all across the country. The service is free for students. Visit their website or call 877-989-0410 for more information. 

New York University Summer Housing

New York University Summer Housing provides a NYU residence hall that will offer a safe and convenient place to call home while you're taking classes, working, or interning in New York City.

The Fashion Institute of Technology

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) offers summer intern housing in their newly renovated Kaufman Residence Hall. It features loft-style apartments with 24-hour security, air-conditioning, city views, full kitchens and bathrooms, wireless Internet, and cable TV—at no additional cost.

The New School Summer Housing in New York City

The New School offers affordable summer housing in the Greenwich Village, Chelsea and South Street Seaport areas for interns, associates, visiting scholars, summer clerks, summer program students, and visiting groups. Call 212-229-5459, ext. 3610 or visit their website

The Orlando Area Student Intern Society

The Orlando Area Student Intern Society offers safe, affordable, short-term housing for interns in the Orlando, Florida area. It also works with local employers to offer students an internship placement service.

The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America provides summer housing to individuals who are in Washington, D.C. for educational purposes. This includes internships, co-ops, research and educational study.

D. C. Housing Guide

The D. C. Housing Guide lists housing options for students doing internships in DC.

Washington Intern Student Housing

Washington Internship Student Housing (WISH) is a good choice for students who want a location close to the nation's capitol, Congressional offices, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and metro stations. Call 202-548-2720 for rates and further information, or visit their website.