Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Introducing the next post in our series on summer housing options for summer internship: Boston!
What could be better than spending the summer noshing on foot longs at Fenway Park on the weekends with a Boston internship during the week? Finding suitable living arrangements for your summer internship in Boston may not be as fun as the rest of the activities you’ll see in Boston. Let us help you navigate your way into a great place to stay for the summer while you’re rocking your Boston internship.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Massachusetts State House and the Financial District, Suffolk University’s summer housing program is a great option for your Boston internship. The residence halls are located on Beacon Hill, close to public transportation and provide 24-hour security. All summer interns are required to provide a letter from an accredited college or university stating that they are completing an internship for academic credit. Interns have the choice of apartment or suite style living within the Ten West building in the historic district. Daily breakfast is included, and students may also add a meal plan if they choose.
Boston University opens up its doors to college students participating in summer internships in Boston. The residence halls are located on Boston University’s South Campus, close to the subway, and are comprised of multiple occupancy rooms. Both the dormitory style and apartment residences are fully furnished, and the apartment style residences have fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms. The university offers 6 and 12 week housing options with meal plans. While there may be restrictions to living in an on campus residence hall, living on one of the local university campuses may provide you with a viable option that will take the stress out of house hunting for the summer.
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 Boston metro area. Summer house hunters can explore different neighborhoods all over Boston, 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. Boston College also produces a great list of available sublets with information such as availability of washers and dryers in the unit or access to public transportation.
Airbnb is a jewel amongst interns on a budget. While the website is not necessarily geared towards students or interns, it does offer a bevy of alternatives in which summer interns can take advantage depending on their price range and housing needs. There are no long term leases, and every location is unique. Airbnb allows Boston summer interns an opportunity to get to know the true heart of the city where they will be living and working.