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Intern Housing

During the summer, the Office of Conference Services provides residential housing on campus for interns. 

Summer intern housing is ideal for:

  • University Students (ages 18 years and older) who have internships in NYC and Westchester County.
  • University 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 in the area.

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.

A minimum three-week stay is required.

Application for Intern Housing

An application fee of $75 is due with the submitted application.


All interns will reside in Rice Hall.

Accommodations include:

  • Dorm style single rooms
  • Shared kitchen located on-site
  • Laundry facilities located on-site
  • Air-conditioned accommodations
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Close proximity to dining options
  • Vending machines located on-site
  • 15-minute walk to New Rochelle train station which includes Metro North and Amtrak
  • Please note ALL students have shared bathrooms, living rooms/lounges, & kitchens

Application and Housing Fees

Full payment for the duration of your stay is required four weeks prior to your arrival date.

Full payment can be made via check made payable to Iona University or credit card.

Pay Housing Invoice

Pay Application Fee



Interns must contact Cameryn Handel 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.


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 University 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.

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

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 Cameryn Handel at for pricing. no less than three weeks prior to planned arrival or end date.

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 to Cameryn Handel 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 University’s premises within 24 hours. Should the intern fail to remove the pet, the animal will be removed by the University 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 Cameryn Handel at

The outside of Rice Hall.
A bed in Rice hall.
A bed with a decorated pillow in Rice Hall.
The lounge for intern housing.
The kitchen for intern housing.
The washers in the Laundry Room at Rice Hall.
The dryers in the Laundry Room at Rice Hall.