Monday, May 16th, 2011
Introducing the next post in our series on summer housing options for summer internship: Philadelphia!
You’ve got a killer summer internship in Philadelphia lined up, but you’re currently at school in Boston. 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 Philadelphia.
This university offers fully furnished multiple occupancy guest suites for college students from other universities who will be participating in internships in Philadelphia. The summer intern residence hall is located in Hamilton Village on Penn’s campus; which is conveniently located in Universal City, Philadelphia. Summer interns staying on the campus will enjoy access to University athletic facilities, the Philadelphia Museum of art, and University City World Cuisine. There is a four-week minimum stay at the residence halls, and meals plans are also offered.
Many may overlook the option of staying in a hotel while completing a summer internship in Philadelphia, but with luxury amenities like the ones available at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City, staying in a hotel for the summer may not seem like a bad idea. The hotel is located in the heart of the city in walking distance from some of the city’s main attractions, including Independence Hall and the Franklin Institute. The rooms boast top of the line bedding and furniture, and have Golden Door Spa amenities. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of sports facilities, laundry, valet service, and a fully equipped Business Center.
If hotel living is not for you, and you enjoy a more traditional intern centered atmosphere, the short term summer intern housing program at Villanova is the perfect option. The program is geared specifically for students coming from other universities. The Moulden Hall West Campus apartment building offers short term lease agreements, single bedrooms, and complimentary use of the on campus fitness center and facilities such as basketball courts and grilling areas. Moulden Hall has easy access to a train station accessing Center City Philadelphia, as well as a trolley station that links the University with downtown Philadelphia.
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. You choose the price range and type of property you want to rent and Airbnd will connect you with thousands of hosts around the world who have listed their properties for rent. There are no long term leases, and every location is unique. Airbnb allows summer interns in Philadelphia an opportunity to get to know the true heart of the city where they will be living and working.
Another local university offering affordable housing for the summer is Drexel University. Drexel offers short term housing in residence halls for summer interns in Philadelphia. Individuals desiring to stay in the Drexel residence halls must provide proof that they are taking part in an internship in the city. The residence hall accommodations are a convenient 15 minute walk to Center City Philadelphia between Race St. and Powell Avenue. The area is known for its diverse nightlife and cultural entertainment. Some of the amenities included in the Drexel summer residence halls are on-site laundry facilities, full kitchens, and multi-purpose rooms with television and gaming equipment.
Have you found the perfect summer housing for your internship in Philadelphia? What is your secret to finding the perfect place?