The Auburn University Internship Housing Initiative is a program that seeks to link Auburn students interning in metropolitan areas to Auburn Alumni who serve as host families – mitigating the living cost for students. Currently, the program assists students who have secured crucial internships in the Washington D.C. area. The Auburn University Intern Housing Program is a unique partnership between Auburn SGA and the Auburn University Career Services & Cooperative Education available to assist students interning in Washington DC. The program allows current Auburn University students to live rent free with an Auburn alumni host family in the DC metro area.
Experiences outside of the classroom are an important part of the college experience. Having the opportunity to engage in experiential learning outside of the classroom in far and different locations even more so. However, the costs associated with gaining these experiences can be prohibitively high.
The Auburn University Intern Housing Program is an opportunity for students to engage in valuable experiential learning outside of the Auburn area, while attempting to mitigate some of the costs associated with being in a new place far from our already established support networks.
The Auburn University Intern Housing Initiative is a program founded by students in response to the need of their fellow students to obtain crucial internships, but face the obstacle of financing living costs. This program seeks to link Auburn students interning in metropolitan areas to Auburn Alumni who serve as host families – mitigating the living cost for students. The opportunity to connect current Auburn students with alumni is a unique opportunity to bring together the Auburn Family.
With housing costs in the Washington D.C. area being some of the highest in the nation, this program allows all Auburn students, regardless of their financial background, to have the valuable opportunity to enhance student learning outcomes, increase real world knowledge, and allow them to gain experiences that will position our students well in an ever-changing, competitive market.
Members of the Auburn Family currently living in the Washington DC metro area can help by serving as host families or emergency host families for students in the program.
Last modified: January 16, 2019