When beginning your housing search, start by checking with your classmates and friends to see where they will be interning, or to see if they have connections to people in the location you'll be interning in. You may be able to share an apartment or sublet to cut down costs. Talking with your network about housing options may yield some viable possibilities.
Many colleges and universities open up their residence halls for short-term, affordable rentals to college students interning in the area during the summer; check individual college websites or contact institutions directly to inquire about housing. College newspapers may also list information on student-friendly apartments, sublets, or rooms for rent in the surrounding areas.
As you begin your housing search, it is important to prepare a budget to determine how much you can realistically afford to spend on housing. Investigate all options that fit within your budget, and keep detailed notes of areas, what is included and excluded in the cost, pros and cons of the spaces, etc. If you choose to share living arrangements with a friend, talk about financial limitations to assure you are in agreement. Before signing any rental or sublet agreements, be sure to thoroughly read all contracts and make sure you, and any potential roommate, are clear about all terms of the agreement.
Note: Please note that this list of housing resource links is far from comprehensive, and that the appearance of a resource on this list does not imply any endorsement from Yale or the Office of Career Strategy.