Are you a college student headed to Des Moines for an internship?

The University of Iowa offers short-term housing to college students who are interning with Des Moines area businesses and organizations. The Internship Village apartments are located on the Iowa Center for Higher Education campus, only a short distance from downtown Des Moines. Flexible weekly leases are available from fall and spring. Summer leasing is offered in a 15-week block from May 1 through August 24 for one flat fee. Students wishing to rent during the summer can move in any time after May 1 and can live on campus through August 24, 2018.

The Internship Village features one and two bedroom furnished units with full bathrooms and kitchens. Residents have access to the campus Activity Center that includes an indoor basketball/volleyball court, jogging track and fitness facility. The complex is located on a Metro transit bus line, major streets and near the freeway. Best of all, at the Internship Village you will make friends quickly with students from all over the country who are interning in Des Moines.




The Internship Village is available to lease for the summer - May 1 through August 24. Summer leases will rent for a flat fee for a 15-week period. Students may move in and out anytime within that period, May 1 through August 24, 2018. Two-bedroom apartments will lease for $1400 per person/double occupancy and one-bedroom/single occupancy apartments will rent for $2100.

Fall and Spring

Student interns can lease one bedroom fully furnished apartments from August 27 through April 28, 2019. Leases will be flexible in response to internship assignments. Lease rates for one-bedroom apartments is $180, weekly.

For more information on the Village, including floor plans, amenities, and rates, PDF icondownload our brochure

To apply for housing at the Internship Village, complete and submit this application form. We will contact you within ten working days with the status of your application. If you are accepted, you will receive a lease agreement. A $400 deposit is required with the submission of your signed lease agreement.

For more information about the Des Moines Internship Village, contact Austin Benge at 515-235-4010 or email


Pictured: ICHE Campus, with Internship Village on the right.                                                        Pictured: Internship Village close-up.



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