This may be the first time you will be searching for your own housing and living on your own away from family and Grinnell. Whether you are getting paid by your internship organization, receiving a College stipend, or you are using your savings, you may be wondering how you will be able to effectively manage your finances to ensure that you can cover your expenses throughout your entire internship. Below are online resources to help you secure summer housing as well as some basic budgeting tips provided by the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG).
Housing resources by city and state
These housing resources are not endorsed by Grinnell College or the CLS. Please use discretion and research any housing resource thoroughly and carefully.
California - Los Angeles:
University of California-Irvine
District of Columbia - Washington DC:
Comparing D.C. Intern Housing Options
American University Summer House for Interns
Catholic University of America Intern Housing
George Mason University Intern Housing
George Washington University - Summer Housing Opportunities
Making the Difference - DC housing guide
Georgetown University Summer Housing
International Student House of Washington DC
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
Georgia - Atlanta:
Emory Housing List
Illinois - Chicago:
The Buckingham - Affordable housing for interns living in Chicago for the summer.
University Center - Find housing in downtown Chicago. Short, flexible leases available.
University of Illinois - Chicago
Iowa - Des Moines:
New York - New York:
New York Institute of Technology
Educational Housing Services
StudentHousing.org University Place
Polytechnic University International House
NYU Summer Housing Information
Furnished Quarters - Find furnished apartments in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Housing 4 Students
Budgeting 101 Information
The key to successful budgeting is having an efficient plan and sticking to it. Read about how to build a budget plan, how to get rid of unnecessary periodic expenses, how to utilize the “Step Down” method, and how to be thrifty with food and housing in this SEG Budgeting Resource.