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Summer Intern Housing FAQ's

What is Intern Housing?

Intern Housing is a temporary housing option available to current students across the country completing internships in the Charlotte area. To be eligible for Intern Housing, the student must have been enrolled for the Spring 2024 term at a college or university, and be employed in a summer internship, job, or co-operative education program.

Where is Intern Housing located?

Summer 2024 Intern Housing will be located in Wallis and Miltimore Halls. Interns will be housed in single-gender, 2-person / 2-bedroom suites (community kitchen on each floor). Virtual tours of intern housing options are available here.

Where is UNC Charlotte located?

The campus address is 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223. UNC Charlotte is located in northeast Charlotte, conveniently off North Tryon, I-85 and I-485. It is less than 10 miles and approximately 20-30 minutes from Center City (Uptown). Our campus is less than 10 miles and approximately 20-30 minutes from Center City (Uptown) by car, and is directly connected to Center City by the Lynx Light Rail Blue Line Extension, making commuting to internships very convenient!

Click here for a campus map.

How many people live in Intern Housing?

Space for Intern Housing is limited to approximately 500 students split between Wallis and Miltimore Halls. 

Will space fill up? 

Yes. Once space is filled, a waiting list will be generated, which typically occurs in early March. Confirmation of housing availability will be decided based on date of completed application. If you have specific housing or roommate requests, please submit your application early. 

Is Charlotte safe?

Yes. University Police and Public Safety is a fully authorized state police agency, providing both police and security services to a campus of 30,000 students, faculty and staff. Officers patrol the campus and are available to respond to calls 24 hours a day. In an emergency situation affecting the safety of University residents or property, the police can be notified at 704-687-2200.

UNC Charlotte has installed over 300 "blue light phones" throughout the campus. These phones connect directly to the Police and Public Safety Department and may be used at any time. In addition, interns are encouraged to download the LiveSafe app on their smartphone, which can directly connect to Charlotte Police and Public Safety, receive important safety updates, and report any suspicious behavior.

Intern Housing residents will be residing in a highly populated environment and need to exercise basic precautions to enhance their safety. The University encourages all persons to keep room doors locked at all times; travel in groups from location to location, especially at night; ensure outside doors are secure; use lighted sidewalks; and report any and all suspicious happenings/persons to Housing staff and/or Police and Public Safety.

Will I be considered a Charlotte student?

Though you will not officially be a Charlotte student, you may have access to many of the same resources as Charlotte students, such as getting a Charlotte ID, purchasing a Charlotte parking pass or gym membership, and access to dining facilities, mail center, and on-campus events.

Who is eligible for intern housing?

Interns must be 18 years old, be enrolled at a college/university during the spring 2024 semester, and participating in an internship, co-op, or job in Charlotte or surrounding area during the summer. 

Is intern housing available during the academic year? 

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer intern housing outside of the summer months. 

How do I apply?

You can complete the Intern Housing application online. An application and application fee must be received for an application to be considered complete. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do I have to set up an account to apply?

Yes. In order to access the application, you will need to create an account (click here for screenshot directions). You will also use this account throughout your time on campus to access and pay your invoice. On your application, you must use a valid .EDU email from your college or university.

I'm being asked to enter a "code." What is the code to access the application?

The code is CLTintern24.

How do I request a roommate?

On the application, there is an option to request a roommate. Every effort is made to honor roommate requests if: 

  • all roommates have completed applications (including the application fee) 
  • all requests are mutual
  • space is available 

The University will not accommodate roommate requests based upon a preference for or against a certain race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, political affiliation, veteran status, or genetic information.

When will I receive my room assignment?

Housing room assignments will be made by no later than May 15.

What if my internship dates don’t match the dates you offer? Can I get an extension?

Wallis Hall will open on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 9:00 AM and close on Saturday, August 3 at 12:00 PM. Miltimore Hall will open on Sunday, May 26, 2024 and close at 9:00 AM on Sunday, August 3, at 12:00 PM. We cannot offer housing past Sunday, August 3, in order to prepare spaces for incoming UNC Charlotte students who are moving in the same weekend. If your internship goes beyond August 3, you will need to find alternative housing arrangements. Sometimes internships will allow their interns to work remotely for the final week. Some interns book a hotel or book through a 3rd party home rental service. We are aware this is not the most convenient option, but it tends to still be the most cost effective option for interns on a budget. 

However, you can select any dates within our arrival windows that work best for you. For example, if you don’t arrive until June 3, you don’t have to move in (or be charged) until June 3. 

How do I change my check-in or check-out date after I've completed my application?

You are able to change your arrival/departure date until May 1, if the space is available. After that, all check-in and check-out date changes must be approved by Housing and Residence Life to ensure we can accommodate your request and to discuss how it will affect your balance. Requests for check-in/out date changes can be sent to or updated by logging back into your application and using the registration code CLTintern24 .

What are the legal obligations and policies regarding Intern Housing?

Completing the Intern Housing application indicates that you have read and agreed to the terms of the contract. Your application commits you to payment for lodging and agreeing to abide by all University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus policies and Housing and Residence Life policies. A copy of the 2024 Summer Intern Housing Contract can be found here.

How do I cancel my application?

If you decide at some point that you won’t need housing, you must cancel your Intern Housing contract promptly so we can serve those on the waitlist. As a reminder, the application fee is non-refundable. If an intern chooses to cancel their application after arrival, the guest will be responsible for a minimum of 2 weeks regardless of actual length of stay.

What is the cost? 

Suites are located in both Wallis and Miltimore Halls. The 2-person / 2-bedroom suites are air-conditioned and include 2 private bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a living room furnished with a sofa, TV stand. Each private bedroom comes furnished with an adjustable height, 80" twin-XL bed, closet, desk/desk chair, and dresser. Suites do not include an in-unit kitchen but do have access to community kitchens. Community laundry rooms are located in both buildings and are available for use at no additional cost. The Intern Housing rate for the suite is $29.00** per person per contracted night. 

**Enrolled UNC Charlotte students and/or students interning with a UNC Charlotte department, please contact to identify if you qualify.

What does rent cover?

Housing rates are inclusive, covering all costs for room rent, utilities, laundry facilitiescable TV, and internetHowever, it does not cover parking expenses, gym membership or dining. Toilet paper, other toiletries, kitchenware, bedding and household cleaning supplies are not provided. Interns are responsible for the purchase of these items.

Is a deposit required, and what does it cover?

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee to reserve your space.

If I’m on the waitlist, do I still have to pay the application fee?

No, if you are on the waitlist, you do not need to pay the application fee unless a space becomes available. However, you must fully fill-out the questions on the application, or we may not consider you to be on the waitlist. 

When is payment due for Intern Housing?

Interns will see their balance at time of application and can review their balance by logging back into their application portal at any time. Interns may pay the entire invoice at that time or make regular payments based on their own schedule. However, full payment is due by NO LATER than July 15, 2024 or the intern’s checkout date, whichever comes first.

Failure to pay could result in removal from Intern Housing, as well as notification to your internship and/or host institution. If an intern chooses to cancel their application after arrival, the guest will be responsible for a minimum of 2 weeks regardless of actual length of stay.

How do I pay?

Payments are made through your Intern Housing Application online.

I need special housing accommodations. How do I request this?

To submit a request for special housing accommodations due to a medical need, please to discuss available options and the application process. 

I have a pet, service animal, or ESA. Can I bring it with me for the summer?

Intern housing can only accommodate service animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) with the appropriate documentation. If you would like to receive accommodation to bring a pet or service animal to campus, complete the ESA Request Form and submit it via the Disability Services online portal(You will need your UNC Charlotte credentials before you can submit the form. See question “What do I need to do before I arrive on campus?”).

Move-In Resources

Housing and Residence Life is currently working with our campus partners to finalize dining, parking, and photo submission instructions for Summer Interns. Once those details have been finalized you will receive them via email once you submit your completed application. Those documents will also be updated here.

  • 2024 Intern Welcome Packet and Information Guide (link to come)

When can I arrive? When do I have to check out?

Intern Housing opens Sunday, May 19 at 9:00 AM, and is scheduled to close on Saturday, August 3 at 12:00 PM. However, you are able to choose your specific dates within that time frame. If you elect to check-in after May 19, you may check-in between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM any day. Check-in and check-out will take place at your assigned residence hall.

What do I need to do before I arrive on campus?

  1. Verify your check-in and check-out dates are correct.
  2. Complete the Housing Informational Form to get your University account set up. 
  3. Set up your UNC Charlotte credentials. Go here and select "Activate Account" to create a password and Double authentication method.
  4. Check your UNC Charlotte email account. You can access your Charlotte email account at
  5. Complete the online photo ID submission to have your UNC Charlotte ID mobile ID to allow you access into your building. (Interns must complete the Housing Informational Form and receive a UNC Charlotte ID number before they can generate a mobile ID).
  6. Check out our Packing List and Prohibited Items pages to decide what to pack. 
  7. Contact your roommates to get to know one another and coordinate who will bring what to the shared spaces of the room.
  8. Submit any medical or ESA accommodation requests for your housing needs. 
  9. Coordinate purchase of a parking permit. You will need to use your UNC Charlotte credentials to request a permit

Will I need to purchase a parking permit if I bring my vehicle?

Yes. Parking on campus requires a permit or payment of visitor parking fees whenever the University is open (weekdays from 5:00 AM Monday until 10:00 PM Friday). Parking in specialty reserved spaces without valid permission may result in a parking ticket at any time. Housing and Residence Life and the Summer Intern Housing program do not determine permit prices, coordinate the purchase of, or collect/receive any funds intended for purchasing parking permits. Transactions related to the purchase of permits occur directly between the intern and Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS). All vehicles brought on campus must receive parking rights by Parking and Transportation Services. Interns will be able to apply for parking rights after receiving a Charlotte ID number and email login.

Rates for Summer 2024 will be updated closer to the beginning of Summer. However for planning purposes, parking permit rates for 2023 were as follows:

  • Purchased in May $144
  • Purchased in June $96
  • Purchased in July $48

When completing the parking permit application, you will select to have the parking permit “Invoiced” and the cost of the permit will either go to your internship company or added to your intern housing invoice. 

What else should I know about parking?

  • PaTS uses license plate recognition technology to verify permits. 
  • You CANNOT back into OR pull through parking spaces unless you have license plates on the front AND back of your vehicle. Backing into parking spaces without a front license plate will result in a parking citation.
  • All parking communication will be sent to your UNC Charlotte email account, including parking citations. Please check your UNC Charlotte email account regularly. 
  • Need to park near the building to load or unload? For short-term loading/unloading, call 704-687-0161 and give your vehicle information and location. In most cases you will be provided with 15 minutes. Failure to do this could result in a parking citation.
  • Please be sure to check out the Parking and Transportation Website on locations where you are approved to park, ticketing, etc. 

Note: The University is not responsible for any theft/damage to vehicles while parked on campus.

I have a guest coming to visit. Where can they park?

Visitor Parking: Visitor parking is available for guests which can be found here

Can Interns use the Light Rail? What other public transportation is available?

Interns will be able to purchase a CATS Transit pass, and have access to many UNC Charlotte public transportation options including the Niner Transit Bus Service and the LYNX Blue Line light rail service! Once Interns complete an application and their Charlotte credentials are established, they are then able to purchase an all-access transit pass directly from Parking and Transportation Services. Rates for Summer 2024 passes have not yet been confirmed, however, passes for 2023 were $50.

Similar to purchasing a parking permit, you will select “Invoice” when checking out, and the cost of the CATS Transit Pass will either be billed to your internship or added to your housing invoice.

The light rail operates along 18.6 miles, from the UNC Charlotte Main Station to I-485 at South Blvd. With 26 stations, including 11 park-and-ride locations, the LYNX Blue Line provides a congestion-free commute with a consistent travel time. Interns will be conveniently housed right across from the UNC Charlotte Main Station!

The Light Rail on the LYNX Blue Line Extension directly connects UNC Charlotte to Center City (Uptown Charlotte). The light rail takes community members from the UNC Charlotte Main Station to Center City in about 30 minutes with departures and arrivals about every 10 minutes. Niner Transit Bus Service is UNC Charlotte’s Niner Transit bus system. Niner Transit buses are fare-free and operate every day except select holidays when the University is closed. Niner Transit buses continue to run throughout the summer on a modified schedule. Click here to learn more about the Niner Transit Bus Service.

UNC Charlotte has a bike sharing program which provides bikes and scooters at various locations throughout campus. Click here for more information about Charlotte’s bike and scooter program.

How do I utilize the internet and cable in the halls?

  • Internet information: Every room in each of our residential buildings is completely wireless with the option to use wired Internet. Interns provide their own computers.
    • If you're planning to use the wired Internet, you will need a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect to the wall jack.
    • If you're planning to use the wireless Internet, you will need to create an account in order to access the Internet. Instructions for how to set up an account can be found here. The creation of accounts not only secures our network, but it allows you to manage which of your devices have access to the Internet. Wireless routers are not needed to connect to the wireless Internet. Using a personal wireless router will not help with Internet speed and will interfere with building wireless signals. Personal routers are not allowed.
  • Cable TV information: Niner Network is the cable TV service for the campus residents and is included in Intern Housing rates. Interns must provide their own television and cable cord. A list of provided channels can be found here.

Can Interns use the University gym or recreational facilities?

Interns interested in a gym membership may purchase one directly from Charlotte’s University Recreation Services. Please bring your Charlotte ID to the gym and inform the staff working that you are part of the Charlotte Intern Housing program. Rates for Summer 2024 gym membership have not yet been determined, but rates for Summer 2023 were $50 for the summer.

Please note that interns must adhere to all University Recreation Policies, including policies regarding prohibited articles of clothing including tank tops. To learn more about University Recreation facilities on campus, click here

Are there dining options available?

Meal plans are not currently available for interns. However, all dining locations take cash and credit/debit card payments. Dining options and hours can be checked here

How do I get something repaired in the room during my stay?

You can submit a maintenance request, or if it requires service after hours, contact the Housing 24 hr Desk at 704-687-5576.

How do I do laundry?

Free laundry facilities are available in each building. Interns are responsible for providing their own laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Wallis and Miltimore residents have access to laundry facilities located throughout Miltimore and Wallis Halls. Follow building signage for directions to laundry facilities. 

What is my campus address?

Need to send a letter or package? The address format for all of our buildings is:

Intern Name
Miltimore Hall/Wallis Hall Room # ___
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223


Where do I pick up mail?

If interns receive packages or letters, they can pick them up from the secure holding areas provided by Mail and Package Services located in Prospector Hall, following this map. Interns will be notified via their UNC Charlotte email that their mail awaits pick-up and how it can be picked up.

I'm locked out of my room or apartment, what do I do?

In the event you get locked out of your room or apartment, you will go to the
Housing 24 hr Desk at Belk Hall, which is located next to Miltimore Hall. There is a $5 charge to check out a temporary key.

To check out a key, you must be able to present a valid photo ID or answer security questions. You must return the loan key immediately after use. If you do not return it within the time frame given during issuance of the loan key, you will be charged for a lock change. When you return the key, you must present a valid picture ID and show your permanent key/card. 

If you lost your keys or if they are stolen, it is extremely important that you notify Housing and Residence Life right away.

Please note that you may be subject to, and responsible for the payment of the following charges: $5 loan key service charge (each time) and/or $150 lock change. These charges will be added to your application portal to be paid online. 

I’m having issues with my roommate. Can I switch? 

It is normal to sometimes have conflict with your roommate. If you need support, check out this resource page, contact your RA to discuss a roommate agreement, or contact the Residence Education Coordinator of your building. Their office is located in the main lobby of the building. 

How do I access my UNC Charlotte email account?

To set up your UNC Charlotte credentials. Go here and select "Activate Account" to create a password and Double authentication method. Once your account is set up, go to to access your email account. You can also add it to your mobile device by following these instructions.

How do I rent a microfridge?

UNC Charlotte partners with Standards for Living to offer a limited number of micro-fridges to interns living in 2-bedroom suites that do not come with an in-unit kitchen. The reservation portal to rent a microfridge will become available in March. The cost to rent a microfridge for the summer is $125 and rented on a first-come/first-serve basis. 

What are fun things for Interns to do in Charlotte?

There are endless possibilities to explore all Charlotte has to offer! Charlotte and the surrounding area is home to many amazing restaurants and over 50 breweries (for those 21+). Some popular area attractions include:

Arts and Culture: Bechtler Museum of Modern ArtBlumenthal Performing Arts Discovery Place Science MuseumHarvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + CultureMint MuseumCharlotte On-Campus Movie Theater.

Music, Food, and Festivals: The Fillmore CharlottePNC Music PavilionSpectrum Center arenaSpeed Street FestivalTaste of Charlotte Food FestivalOptimist Hall.

Outdoors and Adventure: Crowders Mountain State ParkU.S. National Whitewater CenterLake Norman. UNC Charlotte's campus also has one of the city's many amazing greenway trails perfect for biking, running, walking, etc. 

Sporting: Carowinds Amusement ParkCharlotte Motor SpeedwayMiLB Charlotte Knights at the BB&T BallparkNASCAR Hall of FameSullenberger Aviation Museum.

Shopping: Charlotte Premium OutletsConcord MillsSouthPark MallBirkdale Village and many more amazing local shops and boutiques.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.