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Housing resources for internships, co-ops or relocation for post-grad employment

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Purpose of this page: for Virginia Tech students seeking resources to help find housing for internships, co-ops NOT in commuting distance from Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech students looking for off-campus housing in Blacksburg should visit the Virginia Tech Off-Campus Housing Office website.

 

1. Help from your employer

Your employer should be the first source of information and assistance you seek if you are looking for housing for a short-term work assignment such as an internship or co-op, and for post-graduation employment. Employers know that intern and co-op students, new graduates, and other employees who are relocating for the job, need assistance and information.

Review the employer's website to determine if information is provided.

See if your employer offers verbal or written information at any time during the process of application, interviewing, and the internship/co-op/job offer.

If neither of the above yields information, ASK! If you are offered an interview, during the interview process, you might ask, "How have previous interns/co-ops found housing?" or "Do you provide information or assistance to new hires who are relocating for the work assignment?" If you are offered a job, ask before accepting the offer.

If your employer does not provide any information or any assistance finding information, the resources below might help.

2. Other resources

Intern / student housing resources:

NO ENDORSEMENT of any service provider is expressed or implied.

Career Services does not own or maintain the websites listed below, and we have no control over their content. We provide links as a service to Virginia Tech students. Career Services does not expressly or implicitly endorse any service, fee-based or free. Students should be informed consumers: do your research and read the fine print and check references before using any service.

Colleges and universities near your internship/co-op/work location
- Check their websites for off-campus housing listings/resources.
- Summer only work? See if they offer summer housing in residence halls for non-students.

Charlotte, NC, Summer Intern Housing at Queens University | queens.edu

Educational Housing Services | studenthousing.org
- Student and intern housing in New York City

NYC Intern | nycintern.org
- New York City intern and student housing

WISH: Washington Intern Student Housing | internsdc.com
- Housing in Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.
- Walking or public transportation distance from many work locations

The WIHN: The Washington Intern Housing Network | thewihn.com
- Locations throughout Washington, D.C.
- 27/7 on-site housing coordinators

General housing and apartment resources:

These can be found through an online search. We are not listing or recommending any specific real estate or rental property websites or services. They are numerous and easy to find online, and we are not in a position to review or curate these. We advise you to read the fine print and check references.

 

Related:

Job & internship search guide

Ways to get career-related experience during college

About internships

About the Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program

Disclaimer

NO ENDORSEMENT of any service provider is expressed or implied.

Career Services does not own or maintain the websites listed on this page, and we have no control over their content. We provide links as a service to Virginia Tech students. Career Services does not expressly or implicitly endorse any service, fee-based or free. Students should be informed consumers: do your research and read the fine print and check references before using any service.

Tip:

Ask your employer to help you with the relocation process! Your employer has an interest in your being safe and happy with your living location.