I don’t know about you, but I quite like having a roof over my head. I also like knowing that this roof is stable, safe, and preferably nice. If you’re searching for an internship out of your hometown or state, then it can be kind of hard to find good housing. It’s even harder if you’re not staying in a major city like New York or Chicago!
Believe me when I say that I’ve done my fair share of searching for internship housing. I looked at all my options, and ultimately I knew which one was best for me in the city I was interning in. Since I want to be a good resource for all soon-to-be interns, I want to share some good options!
Intern Housing ($$)
“Anna, isn’t this what this post is all about?” Good observational skills, friend! However, you must note that there are housing complexes especially for interns or people just entering the workforce. This gives you the opportunity to meet new people your age, and many of them are relatively inexpensive!
Webster Apartments (females only)
If you’re jetting off to a city, there’s likely to be many colleges that offer their dorm rooms/apartments to incoming interns. The best part is, 80% of the time you don’t even have to be enrolled in anything at the university! How rad is that?
Sometimes you’ll go to a city where the dorms or intern housing options are very slim, but that’s okay! If it’s a big enough city, you should be able to find an AirBnB that offers long-term stays, usually at a discounted price! HomeSuite is another option that specializes in 30+ day stays. They offer fully furnished apartments in a variety of locations, so they’re definitely worth checking out!
Extended Stay Hotels/Short lease apartments ($$-$$$)
If the place you’re interning at is in kind of an obscure town that doesn’t have many options, check out an extended stay hotel or short lease apartments. These places are often advertised towards business people rather than the general public, but hey, you’re a business person now!
Just like other housing, the price of these places vary from city to city, but they usually fall around a mid range price point!
Stay with a relative or friend
Last, but certainly not least, you could see if you have a friend or relative living in the area. If you do, you might be able to sweet talk them into letting you stay with them for little-to-no cost! Sure, you might have to pitch in for groceries or pay a little rent, but at least you’ll have a place where you can be comfortable!
Does anyone have any words of wisdom for finding intern housing? Let me know in the comments!
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