1. Find the Perfect Place
Finding the perfect home in a city halfway across the country can be next to impossible. Some interns get lucky — they move in with a family member or friend, or they sublet housing from people who will be gone for the summer.
But for the vast majority of interns, it’s difficult to find an acceptable option, let alone an ideal one. There might be plenty of vacancies on Craigslist, but are they in the right location, and can you guarantee that the landlord isn’t shady?
There’s also the furniture problem. Do you buy new stuff, only to sell it three months later, or do you rent it? Both options are expensive, and they’re not worth the hassle. You could try lugging items from your dorm or parents’ home, but that can be just as costly and twice as awkward.
Instead, look for furnished accommodations to save yourself some stress. A decent apartment in a good neighborhood can make all the difference, and your peace of mind will translate into your work product as well.