Forest Foundation does NOT provide housing or housing stipends.
We are aware that Boston housing is very expensive and will work with interns to provide resources for acquiring more affordable housing for the 10-week period. More information will be available for accepted interns, but here are some tips for finding summer housing:
Use Your College/University as a Resource
- Many colleges have money available to support students with housing while they have summer internships. Check with your college’s Career Service Office, Community Service Center and various Academic Departments (i.e. if you are an Environmental Science major and have an internship in Environmental Science, there may be funds in that department).
- Many colleges provide housing stipends even though the student intern is getting paid
- Funds seem to be spread out in many colleges so research all avenues
Local College Apartment Sublets
- Boston is home to many colleges/universities where students live in off-campus apartments. Many of those students sublet their rooms for the summer. For accepted students, we will send you some links to local college’s summer sublet information
- We have found these apartment/rooms to be much cheaper than what students find on-line
Dorm Rooms at Local Universities
- A few local universities open up their dorms for students traveling to Boston for summer internships.
- These rooms often come with security detail as well as air conditioning
- The downside is that rents are more expensive than subletting apartments
Craigslist and Facebook
- Our interns have found affordable housing on Craigslist as well as local Facebook groups for Boston housing
- Check with your college’s Alumni Network to inquire about local alumni renting out rooms for the summer. Post an inquiry on the network.
- Check with the Alumni Network about postings for house or pet sitting
- Pair up with other Forest Foundation interns