Summer Intern Housing Resources

Summer housing options at Swarthmore can be viewed on the Residence Life page.

If you are going to be off campus and in other locations, you may find the below links helpful.

Note: We do not officially endorse any of the places listed below. Please do your due diligence when investigating housing options.

1. Rent a Dorm

In many big cities, some universities rent out dormitory space to summer interns. Contact universities in those cities— most information about their summer housing is on their website. Below are some cities/schools offering summer internship housing:

2. Use an Organization Specifically for Interns

There are housing organizations across the country that specialize in summer leases for college interns. If the list below does not yield any results, try searching on university/college websites for local housing recommendations and resources.

3. Sublet: from Other Students and Online Resources

Many other college students who are going away for the summer will need people to sublet their apartments while they are away. Try looking on Facebook or a specific college’s online forum for these kinds of postings. As an added bonus, subleasing is frequently cheaper than directly renting an apartment, and often you can find furnished spaces! Just make sure you are in compliance with the state, town, and building leasing restrictions before you commit to a place.

** – This apartment rental service serves as a venue to list apartments, sublets, roommates & houses for rent directly from the owners. You can learn about renter’s insurance, find moving companies and sublets for the summer.

4. Use Your Network

Talk to friends, relatives, and alumni for advice, suggestions, and potential housing leads. You might end up finding someone who is looking for a house sitter or a live-in nanny. Swarthmore Facebook Groups or any other Facebook groups dedicated to housing could be helpful.

Good luck with your search!

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education