Before I was The Intern Queen, I was a 19-year-old student who had just landed the summer internship of my DREAMS in -- you guessed it -- the Big Apple! Like many of you, I was excited about taking on a cool new internship in one of the greatest cities in the world; but I didn't have a clue where I'd live, or how I'd make friends once I got there!
As I was weighing my options, a family friend told me about NYU's Summer Housing Program. In this program, NYU opens their residence halls to non-students & interns over the summer. It was the perfect fit! Not only were my parents reassured of my safety in the big city (because we had a 24/7 security guard); but I was also able to get on NYU's meal plan, use the gym and have nice, clean laundry facilities. Utilities, cable and internet were even included! I ended up saving a ton of money living in NYU Summer Housing versus getting an apartment somewhere by myself in the city. Plus, I was able to hang out with all of the other interns staying there. It was definitely a win-win overall.
If you need a place to stay during your summer internship, you have to check out their residence halls. Applications were JUST released on February 16th and are accepted on a first come, first served basis -- so you'll want to sign up soon! Click to apply now: www.nyu.edu/summer/housing.