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Summer Intern Housing 2020

From May 24 through August 15, 2020, the Office of Conference Services at Iona College provides residential housing on campus for interns. Summer intern housing at Iona College is ideal for:

  • College students (ages 18 years and older) who have internships in NYC and Westchester County.
  • College students (ages 18 years and older) who are taking courses at local colleges or universities.
  • Professionals who need short-term housing while visiting the area to attend academic or professional conferences.

To be eligible for summer intern housing, individuals must provide either proof of internship or enrollment in a local college or university, or proof of registration for a conference. All guests must be over the age of 18.

Iona College is located in New Rochelle, 20 miles outside of New York City. Housing accommodations include:

  • Dorm style single rooms available
  • Shared kitchen located on-site
  • Laundry facilities located on-site
  • Air-conditioned accommodations
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable-ready bedrooms
  • Close proximity to dining options
  • Vending machines located on-site
  • 15-minute walk to New Rochelle train station which includes Metro North and Amtrak
Driers located in the basement of the building. Laundry machines located in the basement

Laundry facilities are located on-site.

Kitchen area, sink, counter and cupboards. The common area with one snack vending machine, one soda machine, and the foosball table.

The shared kitchen and common area with on-site snack machines and foosball table.


All interns will reside in Rice Hall in dorm style single-room accommodations, unless specified otherwise. There are communal showers and bathrooms on each floor. A shared kitchen is located on the first floor.

Rice Hall the dorm that interns will stay in.

Rice Hall.

Interns are assigned room reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Single dorm room has a bed, desk, closet, and a small shelf with three drawers.

A dorm room in Rice Hall.

Application Process

To be considered for summer intern housing, please contact Allen Chen at for an application. An application fee of $75 is due with the submitted application. Payment for application fee can be made via check payable to Iona College or made by credit card via the Office of Conference Services’ online payment system (application fee only).


  • A minimum three-week stay is required. Dates of stay must be submitted to Office of Conference Services no less than two weeks prior to your planned arrival date.
  • Proof of employment/internship or enrollment in courses at a local college or university (offer and acceptance letters) and registration for conference.
  • Full payment for the duration of your stay is required four weeks prior to your arrival date.

Rent & Payment Information

Check-In Information

Interns may move in as early as Sunday, May 24, 2020, and MUST vacate their residence no later than Saturday, August 15, 2020, by noon. ´╗┐

Interns must contact Allen Chen at two weeks prior to arrival date and schedule a two-hour window of time to check in.

Upon check-in, interns must provide photo ID (a valid driver’s license, passport or student ID). Interns will be issued a temporary ID and key to their assigned room.

Detailed information on check-in procedures, times and locations will be included in your registration confirmation email. Additional information will be provided via email during the summer to all intern housing guests.

Check-Out Information

A final room inspection with the Office of Conference Services is mandatory before check-out. A scheduled date and time for inspection must be made at least three working days in advance of your departure. ´╗┐Interns must return the room to its original configuration. Interns will be held responsible for any damages, misuse, removal or theft of any College property. This includes any and all common areas, hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, fire safety equipment, etc.

Interns will be held responsible for any excessive cleaning. Excessive cleaning includes, but is not limited to, the clearing of excessive trash and/or boxes; removing flyers and/or directional signs; cleaning up spills or leftover food. The Office of Conference Services reserves the right to charge interns for all cleaning situations deemed as being excessive.

Upon check-out, interns must return their key and temporary ID cards to the Office of Conference Services. If keys or temporary ID cards need to be replaced, the following charges will apply:

  • $20 per card for each ID card that is lost, misplaced or not returned.
  • $100 per key that is lost, misplaced or not returned.

Items to Bring

Individuals should consider bringing the following items, as they are not provided by the Office of Conference Services:

  • Kitchen utensils and appliances including a mini-fridge
  • Desk or floor lamp to supplement in-room lighting
  • Standard twin-xl sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, washcloth and towels
  • Power outlet strip (surge-protected only)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television
  • Cleaning supplies

What Not to Bring

We invite you to bring items that will make your stay enjoyable, but the following items are prohibited:

  • Additional furniture
  • Pets
  • Microwave
  • Non-surge protected extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles and incense
  • Flammable liquid
  • Explosives, including fireworks
  • Weapons, including switch-blade and butterfly knives, spears, swords and souvenir weapons
  • Firearms, including ammunition, tasers or pellet/BB/air/paintball guns
  • Alcohol, if underage
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

Cancellation Policy

For a refund of your housing payment (minus one week’s rent and the non-refundable application fee), notice of cancellation must be received in writing via email to Allen Chen at no less than three weeks prior to planned arrival or end date.

Refund Policy for Date Change

Any changes to dates of your internship that would result in a later arrival or earlier departure than your originally reserved dates must be communicated in writing via email Allen Chen at no less than two weeks prior to planned arrival or end date. Any possible refund will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Be sure to discuss your internship and housing dates with your employer as soon as possible to avoid such situations.


Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside campus residential buildings. Those who are found smoking within the residence halls are subject to a $250 fine per room, per incident, that will be assessed to the credit card on record. The Office of Conference Services reserves the right to initiate disciplinary procedures against any individuals found to be in repeated violation of this policy.


You must register your vehicle with the Office of Conference Services prior to move-in. You will receive a parking permit to be displayed inside your vehicle while on campus. There is no additional charge for a parking pass.


For health, sanitation, public safety and in consideration of others, pets of any sort are strictly prohibited. Should this policy be violated, a fine of $250 will be assessed and the intern will be instructed to remove the pet from Iona College’s premises within 24 hours. Should the intern fail to remove the pet, the animal will be removed by the College at the intern’s expense and the intern will face additional fines. Any damage, cleaning or pest control costs associated with the presence of an unauthorized pet will be billed to the intern.

For more information or specific questions, please contact Allen Chen at or (914) 637-7790. We look forward to welcoming you to Iona College!