Summer Housing for Law Interns & Associates

Thank you for your interest in The Cooper Union Summer Housing Program. The Cooper Union Residence Hall is now at capacity for Summer 2019.

During summer 2019, numerous floors within the Cooper Union Student Residence will be available to law students completing internships or associateships. To be considered for housing, applicants will be required to submit proof of employment as a summer intern or associate, via an employer letter, on official company letterhead.

Why Choose Cooper Union?

It’s close. Cooper Union is at the center of everything that is happening in Manhattan. Every major subway line has a stop within a ten-minute radius of Cooper Union. Once you are on the subway, it’s a mere 15 minutes downtown to Wall Street, or uptown to museums and theaters.

It’s cool. Yes, we’re in the East Village, home to many great clubs, movie theaters, restaurants, cafes and shops, but that is not the cool we are referring to. The entire building is air conditioned, with individual controls in each apartment. Air conditioning is included in the price of rent, so while the rest of New York City swelters, you stay cool.

It’s clean. An in-house maintenance staff will prepare and deliver a clean apartment to each resident. Further, should any maintenance issues arise during the summer, the responsive maintenance staff is always available to help.

It’s cheap. For well below market rates, you can spend the summer in Manhattan, in one of the city’s best neighborhoods.

It’s convenient. No long negotiations with landlords about legal sublets, no utility bills and no furniture rentals. All you need to bring is your clothes, bedding and pillows, toiletries and kitchen supplies.

During the summer session, each occupant is provided with their own bedroom. Each apartment is composed of two or three bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. Each bedroom contains two beds, two desks and desk chairs and two clothing storage units; each bathroom is equipped with a toilet, sink and shower; and each kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink, cabinets and a kitchen table and chairs.

Building features:

  • Secure locks for each apartment
  • Air conditioning, with local controls, in each apartment
  • Sprinklers and smoke and CO detectors in each apartment
  • 24-hour security, security cameras and an alarm system control access to the building
  • Wifi connectivity throughout the building
  • Secure mail service for both letters and packages
  • In-house maintenance staff
  • Laundry room with card-operated washers and dryers

Payment and Billing:
Rent is $5,412 per occupant, for the period from May 18, 2019 to August 10, 2019. Rent cannot be prorated for shorter occupancy periods and is payable in two installments:

  • $2,706 by May 1, 2019
  • $2,706 remaining balance by June 30, 2019
  • An additional $500 security deposit is due by April 1, 2019, along with the executed housing license

The Cooper Union accepts checks, money orders, cash and credit cards (American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard) as a method of payment. If you wish to pay via credit card, a direct link to an online payment portal will be supplied, once you have been offered housing.

Only current law students who are completing internships or associateships will be considered for housing. Please direct all questions to David Robbins, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, The Cooper Union,

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.