Summertime in Chicago can only mean one thing: new interns.

Although internship programs may look a little different this year, many companies are still offering their in-person internship programs and opting for temporary housing for their interns. Here’s what you need to know.

No matter the company, it’s as important for interns to get a sense of the city their potential job would be located in as it is to get a sense of the corporate culture. According to a Ceridian report in BusinessWire, 68% of people surveyed said that job location was one of the most important factors in their decision to take a new job. Unlike hotels, Suite Home’s temporary housing tends to be located in residential buildings that are in true neighborhoods throughout the city. Temporary housing is a solution that allows interns the opportunity to experience what it would be like to live in a given Chicago neighborhood.

Temporary housing is also a streamlined way to consolidate the orientation process and finances. Because Suite Home’s inventory is spread throughout the Chicagoland area, interns will be able to live in close proximity to the office or desired location. Both the close proximity to the office and ability to have a large quantity of apartments in the same building save time and transportation costs.

Moving to a new city for the summer can be a big adjustment for interns. Fortunately, Suite Home has a hands-on guest service team to support companies and their interns throughout the stay and introduce interns to the property at orientation if desired. Research has also shown that companies are more likely to retain their top talent when their employees are friends with one another. Taking advantage of Suite Home’s two and three bedroom units can be a great way to set your interns up to make friends during the course of their program, as well as save additional costs.

Regardless of your company’s needs, Suite Home offers customized packages to make temporary housing work for you. From special furnishings, a bill splitting option where interns and their companies split costs, to streamlining customer service so that all your housing locations work with the same point of contact, Suite Home can find the best way to fit your needs.

Want to learn more about how temporary housing can improve your internship program? Contact us today! One of our team members will be happy to answer your questions!