Live at the Fashion Institute of Technology for Your Summer Internship!

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more college and universities open their doors to interns from all over the world who flock to New York City for the summer. Several of the universities who provide this service are fully booked for the coming summer and have no more space. I just spoke with our friends over at the Fashion Institute of Technology and they still have plenty of room for incoming students to live in their dorms over the summer.

In this blog, I want to make sure you have all of the details about living at FIT.

The specific dorm that FIT has available to interns is called Kaufman Hall. This dorm features loft-style apartments, full kitchens, and private bathrooms. You can select from single rooms, double rooms, triples, and quad style apartments. It’s actually rare for a dorm to feature full kitchens, most have a common room on the floor for different dorm rooms to share. Additionally, they have a full staff on-site around the clock. Meaning that security won’t be an issue. If your family is nervous about you interning in New York, they will appreciate the around the clock help. When you pay to live at the FIT dorms, you also get WIFI, access to their student lounges and fitness center, and the ability to use their laundry facilities. You’ll enjoy the location of FIT, as you should be able to easily get to your NYC internship from the dorms.

The dates that FIT summer housing becomes available for interns is Monday, May 30th 2016 – Saturday, August 13th 2016. If you don’t start your internship on May 30th, you can talk to FIT about arriving a few weeks late. When I stayed in college dorms a few years back, I arrived closer to the middle of June.

In terms of roommates, they will be assigned for you. I had three roommates when I lived in the dorms. We weren’t close friends but all got along as roommates.

To apply for FIT housing, you must be at least 18 years old, you must have an internship in NYC, pay for the entire program, and complete the online residence questionnaire with a passing grade.

The cost to live at the FIT dorms for the summer start at about $3895 and range up to $6,046 depending on the size room you are looking for. For more information about living at FIT this summer, please visit their website HERE. And remember, it’s time to lock in your summer housing if you haven’t already. These rooms in these universities will go fast so take the time to figure it out now.