Summer Interns

Oxy student intern at NASA's JPL

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

Hello, Interns!

We are planning a full reopening of guest housing for Summer 2022. Applications will open in December 2021, so please check back with us then. We look forward to seeing you on campus next summer. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

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 your room type, residence hall, and Meal Plan. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, furnished with the basics, and include access to lounges and laundry. Each room has a microwave and mini-fridge.

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: TBA
  • Last Checkout: TBA
  • Application Deadline: April 2022


  • Must be age 18+
  • Enrolled at college or university for duration of stay
  • Internship 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

More Campus Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Free On-site Laundry
  • Fitness Center

Nearby Transportation

  • Dedicated bus to/from JPL every weekday
  • Bus
  • Metro Light Rail
  • Lyft / Uber
  • Zipcar
  • Scooters
  • Taxi


How do I secure a spot in housing? 
First, complete the application. Applications are typically approved within 14 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 2 weeks of the issue date. 

When do I need to apply? 
Applications close April 2022 or when housing is filled.   

What is the payment schedule?

  • $500 Reservation Deposit is due with your signed Housing Agreement. This non-refundable deposit is applied toward the balance of your total summer payment.
  • Payment of full balance is due 10 calendar days before your arrival date.    

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

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

  • You may terminate your Housing Agreement at any time with 10 days written notice.
  • If you terminate more than 10 days before your arrival date, you forfeit the $500 Reservation Deposit.
  • If you terminate at any other time, you forfeit the full balance of your total summer payment.
  • Once your occupancy 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 the same roommate preference.
  • You may request roommate(s) by name on your application, or submit a request to 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 a roommate preference on the your 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 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Checkouts take place on Saturdays between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. You will receive an email with check-in instructions approximately 14 days before your arrival date. 

How do I get a parking permit?
You may request a parking permit on your application. Permits are issued at check-in. You do not need to provide details in advance.

How does my Meal Plan work?
Summer meal service takes place in the Marketplace (open daily). All intern housing packages includes a Meal Plan with 8 meals per week. These can be used for any meal during Marketplace hours. Your keycard will be programmed with your Meal Plan info; you must bring your keycard to the Marketplace and swipe it for entry.

What is your guest policy?
You may host 1 overnight guest at a time, for a maximum of 7 nights for the duration of your residency. This may be 1 visit of 7 nights, or multiple shorter visits adding up to 7 nights. Guests may not move from one room to another to extend their stay. All guests must be registered with the Oxy Conference Services office.

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? 
Linen is not provided. 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.

Housing Agreement