Summer Interns

Oxy student intern at NASA's JPL

Interning in Los Angeles this summer? Come stay with us!

Spend the Summer in L.A.

Oxy (that's shorthand for Occidental College) welcomes LA-bound interns to spend the summer with us. You'll enjoy the best of both worlds: Oxy's small campus provides an affordable, clean, and laid-back home-base while you take care of business on weekdays. When you're ready to unwind, our hip urban location offers easy access to every epic scene Los Angeles has to offer. Whether your goal is an in-depth comparison of authentic ramen noodles, or to visit every beach in LA (impossible!), living at Oxy puts it all within reach.

Housing & Meal Plans

Affordability, privacy, convenience... we've got options to meet all your needs. Choose from 5 room types in 2 residence halls. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully furnished with the basics plus a microwave and mini-fridge. All housing includes access to lounges, free laundry, and plenty of free parking. All housing packages include 5 meals per week, or you can simplify your life with one of our expanded Meal Plans.

 Bell-Young Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Bell-Young Hall offers affordability without compromising comfort. Features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Basic furnishings (bed, dresser, desk, desk chair)
  • Microwave and mini-fridge in every room
  • 3 communal restrooms (1 per floor)
  • 2 lounges
  • Free laundry
  • Free parking

Room Options & Pricing: 

  • Single room + 5 meals per week = $2,966.08 for 5-weeks / $603.00 per additional week
  • Double room + 5 meals per week = $1,976.00 for 5-weeks / $399.00 per additional week

Berkus Hall Standard Room (SOLD OUT)

 

 

 

 

Looking for privacy? Berkus Hall is your answer. Features:

  • Private bathroom in every room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Basic furnishings (bed, dresser, desk, desk chair)
  • Microwave and mini-fridge in every room
  • Lounges + outdoor courtyards
  • Free laundry
  • Free secure on-site parking structure

Room Options & Pricing: SOLD OUT

View images of Berkus Hall here

Berkus Hall Suite (SOLD OUT)

 

 

 

 

 

Each suite includes 3 private singles + 1 bathroom. Features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Basic furnishings (bed, dresser, desk, desk chair)
  • Microwave and mini-fridge (1 per suite)
  • Lounges + outdoor courtyards
  • Free laundry
  • Free secure on-site parking structure

Pricing: SOLD OUT

View images of Berkus Hall here

Meal Plans

Housing packages include a Meal Plan with 5 meals per week. Lucky you… Chowhound rated our food #5 out of the top 18 campus sites, and PETA gave us an “A” on our vegan report card. The Marketplace dining room is open daily, with all-you-care-to-eat options from vegan pizza and organic salads, to authentic street-style tacos with homemade salsa. Meal Plan options:

  • All above pricing include 5 meals per week
  • Interns have the option to upgrade their meal plans as follows:
    • 8 meals per week (add $37 per week)
    • 14 meals per week (add $112 per week)

Around Us

Coolest neighborhood in the WORLD? Yep… that’s what TimeOut says. Oxy is nestled on the border between the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles. You’ll be steps from York Boulevard, with its vegan cafes, live music, third-wave coffee houses, handsome cocktail spots, vintage vinyl shops, and buzzing food truck scene. Catch the Gold Line and explore all of LA… from sandy beaches and canyon hiking trails, to world-class museums and shopping galore. Still want more? How about scuba diving off Catalina Island or a weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Monument (1.5 hours away)? Los Angeles awaits you.

2022 Housing Dates

  • Minimum Stay: 5 weeks
  • Maximum Stay: 11 weeks
  • First Check-in: SUN 6/5 (5/22 and 5/29 Check-in slots are now filled)
  • Last Check-in Date: SUN 7/3
  • Last Checkout: SAT 8/6
  • Applications are open

Eligibility

  • Age 18+
  • Fully vaccinated and up to date with COVID-19 vaccine dose(s)
  • Proof of internship / employment / tour participation in immediate area for duration of stay
    Oxy students are not eligible for this service; Oxy students may contact the campus REHS office for summer housing needs

Need to Know

More Campus Amenities (all free!)

  • Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • On-site Laundry
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Nearby Transportation

Occidental College does not provide transportation services.

  • Shuttle to/from NASA JPL site (JPL's Education Department coordinates this service; please reach out to them for more information.) 
  • Bus
  • Metro Light Rail
  • Lyft / Uber
  • Zipcar
  • Scooters
  • Taxi

Guide to eBill Online Payments

What is eBill?

eBill is the electronic billing and payment system you will use to manage your account with Occidental College. You can access eBill 24/7 to view your account activity, or access and pay bills. eBill is designed to work on all your devices including your PC, phone and tablet.

What is an Authorized User?

An Authorized User is a person who is authorized to use eBill to make payments on behalf of your account. A maximum of 2 Authorized Users are permitted for each Intern account (Intern + 1 other person). Authorized Users can see all account activity but cannot view each other’s bank account information. 

Getting Started

Occidental College creates an eBill account for each Authorized User. Once this is done, each Authorized User receives two welcome emails from the College’s Student Business Services Office (stuaccts@oxy.edu). The first email informs them that the account has been created; the second email provides a temporary account password. Each Authorized User must log in and create a new password for use. 

1) Visit the eBill website at https://ebill.oxy.edu

2) Log in using Authorized User’s email address and temporary password 

Access eBills

  • Access most recent eBill (statement) → Statements box
  • View other eBills → View Statements
  • View current activity → Student Account box, View Activity link
  • Some users report difficulty accessing eBill using Safari. It is best to use Chrome on a dedicated browser.

Make payments

  • Authorized Users can make online account payments with an electronic check (ACH) or debit card. Please note that some banks might not accept pinless debit transactions.
  • Payment plans are not available to Interns.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirements

Intern Handbook

Planning Essentials

Housing Agreement

FAQs

How do I secure a spot in housing? 
First, complete the application. Applications are typically approved within 7 days. If approved, you will receive a Housing Agreement via email. To guarantee your space, you must sign and return the Housing Agreement with a $500 deposit within 7 days. 

When do I need to apply? 

  • Applications are now closed.

What are your COVID requirements?

  • You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to apply for housing. 
  • You must stay up to date with your vaccine: You must obtain all additional recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) as soon as you become eligible.
  • Exemptions will not be accommodated.
  • View full COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirements here.

What is the payment schedule?

  • $500 deposit = Due with your signed Housing Agreement
  • Full balance = Due 10 days before your arrival date 

What type of payment do you accept?
We accept electronic payment only. Our eBill system allows you to make online payments from your checking or savings account, or use your debit card. There is no additional fee for using this service.

Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans are not available.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

  • You may terminate your Housing Agreement by providing written notice to the Conference Services Office at least 10 days before your arrival date. The $500 deposit is not refundable.
  • Once terms are contractualized on your Housing Agreement, there are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures.

Can I request a specific person for a roommate?

  • Yes. Roommates must have compatible arrival and departure dates, the same housing selection, and roommate preference.
  • You may request roommate(s) by name on your application, or submit a request to conference@oxy.edu up to 14 days before your arrival date.
  • We make every effort to accommodate roommate requests but cannot guarantee assignments. Roommates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible and at the same time.

If I don’t have a roommate, do you choose for me? How is my roommate assigned?
You will specify roommate preferences on the application; we’ll use your info to identify a person(s) with compatible preferences and stay dates. Please note that we do not communicate roommate information to residents at any time.

Can I switch my room or roommate later?
Housing changes are subject to current availability. If the change is approved, you will incur a $50 change fee.

When can I check in? When is checkout?

  • Check-ins take place on Sundays between May 29 - July 3 (May 22 Check-in slots are now filled). Check-in time is 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. You will receive an email with check-in instructions approximately 14 days before your arrival date. 
  • Checkouts take place on Saturdays between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. The last Checkout date is August 6.

How do I get a parking permit?
You may request a parking permit on your application, or at any time up to 14 days prior to check-in. Permits are free and are issued at check-in. You must provide the following info at check-in: Vehicle make, model, color, license plate number and state of issue.

How does my Meal Plan work?
All housing packages include 5 meals per week; these may be used for any meal during open hours. Meal Plans re-set every Sunday morning; un-used meals do not carry over to subsequent weeks. You may upgrade your Meal Plan at any time during your stay. 

Where are meals served?
Summer meal service takes place in the Marketplace (open every day). Meals are “all you can eat” and must be consumed in the dining room; there is no “to go” option. Your keycard will be programmed with your Meal Plan info; you must bring it to the Marketplace and swipe it for entry (or pay cash at the door).

What are Marketplace (dining hall) hours?

  • Standard daily schedule:
    • Breakfast: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Lunch: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
    • Dinner: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Marketplace hours may vary for holidays or other service needs, but you may expect 17 - 21 meals to be available each week. Weekly updates and menus are posted here.

Can I get food via a delivery service (DoorDash, GrubHub, etc.)?
Yes! However, please note that the College uses 1 address for the entire campus. It may not be possible to arrange for delivery to a specific residence hall (every building has the same address).

Am I able to have guests visit me on campus?
At this time, off-campus guests are permitted in outdoor locations only. Off-campus guests are prohibited inside any campus building, including residence halls and the Marketplace.

Are housekeeping services provided? 
Housekeeping service is not provided to resident rooms, or bathrooms located within your room or suite. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms throughout their stay. Housekeeping service is provided to communal areas: Lounges, hallways, and communal restrooms.

Is linen provided? 
No. Please bring your own pillow, bedding, and towels. Beds are size twin X-Long.

Will I have access to a kitchen?
No. But each room/suite has a microwave and mini-fridge.

Can I stay in my housing after my contract ends? I am willing to pay extra.
Extended stays are not available. Please have a backup housing plan if you think your stay may extend beyond your departure date.