Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Introducing the next post in our series on summer housing options for summer internships: Seattle!
You’re getting ready for your summer internship in Seattle, but you’re currently at school in Seattle. Trying to figure out where to live? Start here! Urban Interns can give you an insider’s guide to preparing for your Summer internship in Seattle, Washington.
Student housing at Washington University is a great place for Seattle interns looking to enjoy their summer internship without all the fuss that comes with renting a new place. The University of Washington opens its doors for the summer to interns in the Seattle area from mid-June to early September. The summer residential program requires that interns also be enrolled at an accredited college or university. There are single and double occupancy rooms available, and meal plans can also be added to the rental fee. Living on campus at Washington University is also convenient because of its access to local public transportation. With Seattle having one of the best public transportation systems in the nation, interns new to the city will be easily assimilated. There are also tons of walking and bike paths for soaking up the beautiful views of Lake Washington.
Looking for a little more variety in your housing options? Uloop.com is an online marketplace for students of University of Washington that has a listing of apartments and houses for rent in the Seattle area, as well as summer sublets. Browse through a variety of listing in different Seattle neighborhoods and find a summer rental that is right for you. ULoop also has listings for roommates in the area, as well as a section for carpooling.
Intern Temp Housing
Intern Temp Housing makes the moving process amazingly easy for out of town interns. The website is a virtual service God-send for those looking for short-term housing in the Seattle area. Options on the site allow you to choose the property and furniture package that best suits you and your budget. Facilitators hand pick the communities listed on the site based on location, price, and availability of amenities. They also have furniture and housewares packages set up on their site so you can choose the items you need to fit into your budget. The amenities on the site have fixed prices, which makes it easier to stick to a strict budget. Basic electric, water, and sewer are included in your monthly rental cost, and you may add amenities such as cable, phone, or internet. When you are done picking out the details for your new place, simply reserve your apartment online and everything will be move in ready when you arrive.
For those who want to get away from campus life and simply venture out into the city, finding an apartment to lease in the city has become an easy task to handle with the help of websites such as Sublet.com. The website features apartment listings all over the entire Seattle metro area. Summer house hunters can explore different neighborhoods all over Seattle, then narrow their search depending on their price range and housing preference. Choosing a sublease offers more options for the independent summer intern, but it may also require more effort. Not all of the apartments available for lease are furnished, and unlike staying in a residence hall there is no 24 hour security or meal plan available. So interns choosing a sublease need to be sure that they are equipped for independent living.
Are you spending the summer in Seattle? Tell us where you found your summer place!