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Suggestions for finding summer housing in Boston for internship

LakeCarnegieLakeCarnegie 7 replies3 threads New Member
Hi,

Our son has gotten an inernship in Boston for the summer. Any suggestions for how he can find housing?
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  • pkchamp89pkchamp89 612 replies0 threads Member
    @LakeCarnegie I just googled summer internship housing for Boston and several options popped up including Boston University. It seems you don’t have to be a student of BU to take advantage of this. Maybe try that first???
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  • rosered55rosered55 4740 replies124 threads Senior Member
    Does his college have an alum Facebook group? I think my younger daughter got some leads on housing through the one for her school.
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  • me29034me29034 1962 replies95 threads Senior Member
    Is it actually in Boston, or is it in the Boston area? BU would be a great location if he just needs to take the T to downtown. But if the internship is in a suburb, he probably will want to be closer to where the job is. I would call the company and see if they have any suggestions. Back in the Stone Age, I had summer jobs where the company arranged for all summer employees to be in the same apartment complex
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  • PentaprismPentaprism 495 replies8 threads Member
    @LakeCarnegie

    Your S should ask the company that offers the internship.

    The last time my D had a summer internship with a company in New York City, she stayed in NYU dorm via a contract between the company and NYU.
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  • momrathmomrath 6017 replies39 threads Senior Member
    Because Boston is overflowing with college students summer sublets abound. Craigslist is the place to look.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78070 replies3504 threads Senior Member
    When my kid was in college in Boston, he and his roomies subletted their place every summer. They posted on theor FB pages first...but also used Craigslist.

    LOTS of summer sublets in Boston. But good question about the location. If the internship is downtown...that is different than if it’s in the burbs.
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  • momtogirls2momtogirls2 981 replies7 threads Member
    My nephew's friends did summer jobs in Boston and they sublet apartments in Cambridge which I think they found through Harvard (which they don't attend).
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  • kiddiekiddie 3799 replies236 threads Senior Member
    MIT also has summer rentals (I think their frat housing).
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  • bookwormbookworm 9225 replies74 threads Senior Member
    Offer more details about where the internship is. My son lives in Somerville, and knows many people in the area.
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  • college_querycollege_query 4439 replies354 threads Senior Member
    My D had a summer internship in Boston, and rented a room from an MIT fraternity. It was conveniently located to public transportation options for her, plus had a great rooftop deck that was optimal for viewing the 4th of July fireworks!
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  • cellomom2cellomom2 718 replies8 threads Member
    My D did an internship in Boston last summer and rented an apartment through BU. Great location near Fenway Park.
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  • ciervociervo 732 replies215 threads Member
    When my D had a summer internship in Cambridge, she sublet a room in Somerville, on Davis Square that she found on Craigslist. There were a lot of options to sublet a single room in an apartment, but hard to show up with two friends and try to rent three rooms in the same house or apt together. I had told my daughter to look for someplace that had an air conditioner in the bedroom and she was glad that she had done so!
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  • thumper1thumper1 78070 replies3504 threads Senior Member
    Yes...look for AC in the summers. Boston is HOT.
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  • SwimmingDadSwimmingDad 938 replies11 threads Member
    Everyone is spot on here. You want A/C in the city (and suburbs) during the summer. (New Englanders will tell you they only need it for one week...they are full of BS!) Check university dorms (BU, Emerson, Suffolk, Northeastern, etc.) and check Craigslist for summer sublets. If he is working in town, have him go by the T and don't bring a car. Between the T and Uber he'll be just fine.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78070 replies3504 threads Senior Member
    The Student Village at BU has AC. I’m not sure any of the other dorms do.

    I will say...my kid didn’t have AC, and he had multiple sublet offers every summer...because his location was perfect.
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  • fretfulmotherfretfulmother 2409 replies51 threads Senior Member
    Lol @SwimmingDad I was about to say you only really need AC for a week or less per summer. :) Yes we're in Somerville!
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  • compmomcompmom 11574 replies81 threads Senior Member
    Craigslist. (Have never had AC)

    If you go on early enough, airbnb can work too. There is currently a room in Cambridge that would be perfect. PM me. But if he wants to live in a group housing situation craigslist works fine.
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  • SwimmingDadSwimmingDad 938 replies11 threads Member
    Admittedly I'm a heat wimp...a total heat wimp in fact. But I also have memories of having people crash at my apartments (St. Germain by Symphony Hall; South End) 20+ years ago during summer heat waves....because I always had some level of AC. :-)
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  • Ballerina016Ballerina016 1622 replies69 threads Senior Member
    MIT fraternities rent to non MIT students of all genders during the summer. Also you might want to try website Boston apartment sublet. DD stayed last summer in MIT frat house without AC and I didn’t hear any complains.
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  • fretfulmotherfretfulmother 2409 replies51 threads Senior Member
    It's so funny about heat/AC - I have friends in LA who are proud that they've never turned on their heat. But when we lived there for several years, I used it every winter. :)
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