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Hi all,

I just got accepted to the SIP at the NIH and am sooo excited to go this summer! But I do not know anything about the area or where to live...

Is there housing on the main campus in Bethesda or closeby? How expensive is it? If anyone has participated in this program before, any advice on housing or anything else at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! :)
 

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Hi all,

I just got accepted to the SIP at the NIH and am sooo excited to go this summer! But I do not know anything about the area or where to live...

Is there housing on the main campus in Bethesda or closeby? How expensive is it? If anyone has participated in this program before, any advice on housing or anything else at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! :)
Congratulations on your acceptance!

There is no on-campus housing for the SIP or IRTA programs. Your best bet is to look on Craigslist about subletting a place or renting a room in a house. A solo apt in Bethesda will run you a minimum of $1000/mo. If you rent a room in a house, you could probably get it for $400-500/mo.

Also, check out the housing forum on SDN. There may be something for you there. Good luck!
 
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Congratulations on your acceptance!

There is no on-campus housing for the SIP or IRTA programs. Your best bet is to look on Craigslist about subletting a place or renting a room in a house. A solo apt in Bethesda will run you a minimum of $1000/mo. If you rent a room in a house, you could probably get it for $400-500/mo.

Also, check out the housing forum on SDN. There may be something for you there. Good luck!
Oh wow that's quite expensive! :oops:

But thanks for the tips and the congrats!
 
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Congrats on the acceptance. I just accepted an offer myself with NIAMS with NIH. Here is what I have found:

http://www.recgov.org/housing/Roomrent.html
http://www.recgov.org/housing/Share.html

The above are the governments and NIH list that they compile, I have had decent luck with getting in touch with people.

This is a site for interns that has some good info:
http://murray.senate.gov/internship/dchousing.cfm

I was at the USDA last summer and would suggest not taking a car if you can avoid it. NIH is on the Red Line of DC Metro at the Medical Center stop you can view a map at
www.metroopensdoors.com


Hope the above helps and who knows, I might even run into you!

-Noah
 
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also join the yahoo group clubpcr. they always have posts dealing with subletting for the summer and they seem to be decent.
 
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Hi all,

I just got accepted to the SIP at the NIH and am sooo excited to go this summer! But I do not know anything about the area or where to live...

Is there housing on the main campus in Bethesda or closeby? How expensive is it? If anyone has participated in this program before, any advice on housing or anything else at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! :)
YOu can also look into the American University dorms (the tenleytown campus) because its right on the red line so a few stops from bethesda and a few more stops (in the opposite direction) from dupont circle. I stayed there last summer and it was super convenient, plus I made great friends in my building!
 

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Alot of the IRTAS also stay on battery lane which is around the corner from main campus. As the previous poster stated, club pcr should be quite helpful in your search
 
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YOu can also look into the American University dorms (the tenleytown campus) because its right on the red line so a few stops from bethesda and a few more stops (in the opposite direction) from dupont circle. I stayed there last summer and it was super convenient, plus I made great friends in my building!

The only problem with American is it is expensive from what I found out today. For doubles it was $277.00 / Week ($1,108.00 Month and that is without their food plan for a 12' x 15' dorm room). Also I it is a decent walk to the Red Line and in the DC heat and humidity is no fun.
If interested go to:
http://www.dcinternhousing.com/
The plus side is it is a nice neighborhood and you do get to room with other interns and have gym access, but NIH gives you gym access as is.
 

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try craigslists for the area. check the subletting area and check for any listings from college students. sometimes students leave for the summer and will sublet their place out to people.
 
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Hello!

I was looking through old blogs and I found this, and I was hoping someone would be able to answer my question. I got the NIH SIP internship for this summer, but I can't decide whether saving $700 and living at Georgetown with a longer commute is worth it vs. living at American University that is a bit closer. I know AU has floor-based living while GU offers town homes over the summer, but I do not know how much that would effect social life, and if that is worth it over the commute.

Does anybody with any experience have any suggestions? Thank you!
 
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thesauce

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Commuting from Georgetown daily to NIH would be a nightmare. Traffic is beyond terrible. American University is on the red line, just a few stops down from NIH I believe.
 
Apr 21, 2012
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I was still thinking of taking the Georgetown shuttle to Dupoint and taking the red line from there to get to Bethesda's main area. Would that commute take too long?
 
Mar 20, 2014
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Hi I got accepted to a FDA rotation for pharmacy students for 6 weeks during the summer. Does anyone have any idea of how I can get housing for 6 weeks during the summer?
 
Mar 26, 2014
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Hi I got accepted to a FDA rotation for pharmacy students for 6 weeks during the summer. Does anyone have any idea of how I can get housing for 6 weeks during the summer?
Hi, I will also be there for the summer at White Oak. I am looking for housing- mostly from Craig's list, UMD student housing website, etc. Its easier to find something near College Park since a lot of students are subletting. Let me know if anybody else has any other suggestions! Or looking to find roommates, etc for the summer?
 
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