Helpful Tips on Summer Housing for Interns
Now that you’ve secured an internship over the summer, the next step is to find somewhere to stay during your time there. Here are a few tips and suggestions from past interns to keep in mind while you search for summer housing:
- Plan and secure your summer housing EARLY. The longer you wait, the fewer the options are.
- Find out if the organization for which you are interning provides summer housing or housing assistance.
- Try to find other interns or people your age in the area that you can live with. Lower costs + social interaction = win/win. You should contact your manager to see if there are any interns looking for roommates.
- Contact local Princeton alumni and/or your alumni partner to see if they can aid you in your search.
- Research public transportation routes to/from your potential living place. You don’t want to end up having to walk for miles and miles!
- Check out the gyms, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. around your area.
- To save money, turn to sublets and apartments before considering hotels/motels and university campus housing. Though harder to find, they’re a good option for college students who would rather spend their money elsewhere.
- Do not be afraid to ask people for their help and advice! Past interns and upperclassmen are a great summer housing resource.