2018 Intern Summer Housing Registration

5/9/2018: Please note our Intern Housing Registration is currently closed, our housing is at capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back as we will reopen the site once we have more availability. 

Thank you.

Thank you for your interest in Summer Intern Housing at the University of Pennsylvania. This registration is for college students (ages 18-24*) who are either:

  • Non-Penn Students interning in the Philadelphia area
  • Non-Penn students interning or working at Penn

Summer housing is available May 20th - August 11th

*We advertise our housing to those aged 18-24 as the housing is in a dorm building and our market is not typically older people, if you are over 24, you may still apply but we are upfront with expectations of housing quality.

A non-refundable $10.00 application fee plus a 5 week deposit will be required when submitting this application. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Note: payment must be received in full prior to living on campus.

You will be housed in a furnished and air-conditioned high rise residence hall in Hamilton Village on Penn's campus. All housing, with the exception of Private Apartments, will be in multi-occupancy suites(meaning you will share the common living areas and bathroom with others. There is a five week minimum stay. Based on availability, you may choose from the following room types:

Private Apartment ($460/week) - Residents have their own private bedroom (with extra long twin bed), living room, kitchen (kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, 4 burner stove top and oven but does not include a microwave, pots and pans, plates or utensils) and private bathroom.

Private Bedroom w/ shared bath ($364/week) - Residents have their own bedroom, but will share the living room, and bathroom areas with up to 3 other people. Kitchens are likely but not guaranteed.

Shared Bedroom w/ shared bath ($294/week) - Residents share a bedroom with one other guest of the same gender (2 extra long twin beds in room), and share the living room, and bathroom areas with up to 3 other people. Kitchens are not guaranteed.The full balance of your accommodations will be due upon securing your reservation.

Once we receive all components of your application, we will send you an e-mail confirming your housing and the remainder of your stay will be billed.

Dining Plan

Summer dining plans are available for purchase but are not required. Meal visits will be in one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. Each time you eat, one visit is subtracted from you allowance. Dining Dollar$ can be used in any Penn Dining location. Each purchase amount is subtracted from your Dining Dollar$ account balance.

The FLEX 25: $351.00

  • 25 Meal Visits
  • $100 Dining Dollar$

The FLEX 45: $511.00

  • 45 Meal Visits
  • $100 Dining Dollar$


A university ID card, called a PennCard, is required for access to the residence hall. PennCards are $45.00 each and will be printed for Non-PennCard holders in preparation for your arrival to campus. If do not already have an active PennCard you must submit a photo so that your PennCard can be printed prior to your arrival and you will receive your PennCard when you check in to the residence hall.

This photo should be similar to a passport, license or school ID photo, preferably with a plain white or neutral background. The photo should be a color photo, taken within the past 6 months, and be approximately 2" x 2" in size. The picture must have a full view of the face, no hats or anything on the head unless it is for religious purposes, and the eyes must be opened. Other people must be cropped out of photos as well. Pictures should be sent in jpg. format and labeled as “lastname.firstname.jpg”(i.e. jones.steve) and can be uploaded directly using the section below called 'Photo' and says 'Choose File'. If you do not have the photo available now, you can complete your registration and log back in at a later date to this registration site using your email and password and upload your photo. If you have difficulty uploading the photo then you may send the picture to bsd-confsvcs@pobox.upenn.edu within 3 days of submitting your application in an email titled: Intern Housing PennCard photo. 

Occupancy Agreement
Submission of an application for summer housing implies agreement on your part with the terms specified in the Occupancy Agreement and Policies and Procedures Handbook. Please read both documents carefully prior to completing this application. There is a link provided to access the Occupancy Agreement and Residential Handbook once you begin your registration.

Please note that the summer is considered a “Low Occupancy” period, much like Spring Break. No guest passes are issued. See the Residential Handbook for more details. There is a link provided to access the Residential Handbook once you begin your registration.

Sponsorship Letter

In order to qualify for summer housing we will need a sponsorship letter from the company you are working/interning for in the Philadelphia area sent to us to confirm your internship. Example of this sponsorship letter can be found here.We cannot process your application until we have received your sponsorship letter. The sponsorship letter can be sent as an email attachment to bsd-confsvcs@pobox.upenn.edu 

Summer Assignments
Summer room assignments are not released in advance; you will receive your summer assignment upon check-in. We try and place people with the same housing type together. You will have the option to request one roommate/suitemate. Please note that this person must be registered for the same time frame that you are & must also request you as their roommate preference on their application. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Cancellations and Reservation Adjustments
All cancellations and reservation adjustments must be made in writing to bsd-confsvcs@pobox.upenn.edu

As stated in the Occupancy Agreement, the cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Cancellation 21 days or less prior to scheduled move-in date: $325.00
  • No show or cancel on scheduled move-in date: $500.00

Proceeding with this application indicates that you have read and understand the terms of this application and accept the financial obligations stated within. Submission of this application does not guarantee a reservation. To submit an application click on 'Register now' located at the top of this page. You will then need to create an IRIS account which will allow you to register. If you already have a IRIS account, log in using the email used to create the account and your chosen password.