Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Introducing the next post in our series on summer housing options for summer internship: Washington, D.C.!
So you’ve survived the Spring semester, and you managed to snag a great internship in Washington, D.C. for the summer. There’s only one problem; you don’t have a place to stay. While living in a strange city for the summer may seem like a daunting task, there are ways to find housing and get your feet wet in the city that will make you feel like a native while you’re rocking your DC internship.
Airbnb is a jewel amongst those traveling on a budget. While the website is not necessarily geared towards students or Washington DC interns, it does offer a bevy of alternatives in which summer interns can take advantage. There are listings all over the world that can even help with internships overseas. You control the price range and type of property you want to rent. Airbnb 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 an opportunity to get to know the true heart of the city where they will be living and working. Student Housing Colleges like George Washington University and Catholic University offer safe and convenient living arrangements for your summer internship. If you are doing an internship in DC, living in one of the local university residence halls may provide you with a viable option that will take the stress out of house hunting for the summer. GWU’s residence halls are located on their Mount Vernon campus and offer long term summer housing options. While the residence halls may not be located smack in the middle of town, interns are still just steps away from the Metro.
For a more flexible term lease with options for living in the heart of the DC center, check out Capitol Hill Stay. Apartments, townhouses, and carriage houses are offered for long or short term leases, and are fully furnished. This historic neighborhood is in walking distance from the US Capitol, and only 6 blocks away from the Eastern Market. There is also a large amount of security in the area due to its proximity to government offices. Washington DC interns looking to add some spice to their summer living arrangements without compromising convenience and security will find that Capitol Hill Stay offers them a myriad of options.
Located just minutes from the Foggy Bottom metro, Columbia Plaza provides luxury, charm, and views of the Potomac River. Washington DC interns looking for a place to experience luxury and unique layouts will be pleasantly surprised with Columbia Plaza. Unlike residence hall living, apartments in Columbia Plaza offer spacious rooms and upgrades such as terraces or walk in closets. Choose from the most basic and least expensive efficiency apartment to the more expensive but spacious duplexes and 2 bedroom apartments.
Looking for the perfect apartment in DC? Let us know what you think of the options available here.