UAHuntsville Intern Information

An “intern” is a person who desires to reserve a space in UAH Housing who is not enrolled in classes at UAH. This includes co-op students and visiting scholars. Each intern shall be required to fill out an application and pay a deposit fee prior to being assigned a room in housing.

Reserving a Room

Interns must complete an Intern Housing Application before being considered for a UAH Housing Assignment. You may mail the completed application with a $150 deposit fee to UAH Housing Office, Attention: Intern Application, 601 John Wright Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899. The $150 is a deposit and is held until your checkout is processed. If you have any checkout charges on your account, the deposit will cover this cost and the rest of the deposit will be returned to you in six to eight weeks. You will not be considered/assigned to a room until your deposit is paid. You may pay the fee by check, cash, or you can telephone the housing office to use a credit card. There are a limited number of spaces for interns and assignments are made on a first come-first served basis. Once spaces are full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

Housing Options/Assignments/Limitations 

Availability

Housing options for interns and university guests is based on availability.  Assignments are based on what will be available during the requested dates of the individuals’ internship.  Assignments are not based on race, creed, or religion. Intern Housing is available throughout the year, dependent upon availability. Some residence halls close to all residents during the December break and the week of spring break 

Location

There may be certain instances when an intern will be asked to make a room change.  University Housing will make every effort to avoid changes. If relocation becomes necessary, UAH will notify the resident as far in advance as possible.  

Assignment

You will receive your assignment either by mail or email as soon as it is able to be processed. Assignments may be delayed if we are in “assignment periods” for UAH students. If you have a question about your assignment, please contact the Housing Office. 

Rent

Rent calculations are based on a weekly basis. The first day of the week begins on the start date of your assignment.  A week is measured in seven night increments. The current weekly rate for a private bedroom, two bathroom suite, in a four person suite is $160.00. Room rates do not include bed linens, toilet paper, etc... The summer rental rate for a linen package is $75.00. The linen package will include one pillow and blankt, two pillow cases, two fitted/flat sheets, two wash towels, two hand towels and two bath towels.

Checking In to your Room

Interns check in at the front desk of the Residence Hall they are assigned.  Those assigned to Southeast Campus Housing, will check-in at SECH Resident Director’s Office (606-A John Wright Drive).   

Rules, Regulations and Policies

Like UAH students, Interns and guests are held accountable for UAH rules and regulations and are expected to be responsible community members.  The UAH Housing Handbook is posted at the Housing website and interns are responsible for the policies noted in the handbook.  Interns also sign a housing contract agreeing to abide by the rules and guidelines set by housing and the University.  Failure to abide by UAH housing policies can result in being asked to leave University Housing.   

Information about UAH Housing

Information about the residence halls at UAH is available online at www.uah.edu/housing   

North Campus Residence Hall is the primary building for summer housing. The four person suite consist of a private bedroom, one bathroom for two residents and four residents share a common area and one storage closet.  Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, desk, and chest.  Common areas have a microwave, refrigerator and sink. Furniture in the common area: a sofa, two arm chairs, a table and for chairs.  

Southeast Campus Housing is also summer school and intern housing.  The number of available rooms is determined by the number of UAH students requesting summer school housing. The three person suite consist of a private bedroom, two bathrooms and one common sink area for three residents to share. Southeast Campus Housing has a common living area and a kitchen with a refrigerator, four-burner stove, sink and a small pantry. There is no microwave oven.  Each bedroom is furnished with a loftable bed, desk, chest and closet.  Furniture in the common area: a sofa, two arm chairs, a kitchen table and four chairs. 

Computer Access

Computer connection is available. All interns must check in with Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk in the Salmon Library between 8 am -5 pm, Monday – Friday prior to attempting to connect to the Internet. Gaming systems (Xbox, etc.) cannot be connected to the internet due to restrictions of the ITS department.  For more computer information please go to: www.uah.edu/its  

Identification Cards

Interns are required to obtain a Guest ID card.  ID cards are made in the University Center, Room 147.  The ID card is your access to the residence hall and identifies you as a “resident.” Student ID’s are made Monday – Friday 8:15 to 5 pm.  Please make arrangement with your employer to schedule a time to get your ID made.  The Card Office charges $10 for an ID, $20 for a replacement ID (subject to change).

Flex Accounts:
An ID card can also be used as a declining balance card. A Flex Account allows you to use the laundry facilities in your residence hall, make purchases at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore (campus bookstore), and make Xerox copies at the library.Other off-campus merchants accepting our Flex account are Quizno’s across from campus on University Drive and Beauregard’s at the corner of Holmes and Jordan. Flex dollars may also be used at the Café and Charger Brew in the UC. 

Money may be added with cash, check or credit card. Payment can be made at University Center, room 213 between the hours of 8:15 – 5:00 or call 256-824-6226.  Once you pay in the cashier’s office, come by room 147 with your receipt, so the money can be added to your flex account. The Cashier’s office accepts a minimum deposit of $10.00 for Flex.  

Meal Service

Food service operates daily during the academic year and in the summer when classes are in session at the University.  Interns may eat in the cafeteria, but purchasing a meal plan is not required. 

During the summer, the cafeteria is generally open for breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday during the summer months.  Dinner during the summer months is based on the need of summer conference groups staying on campus.  Typically the month of June, the café will be open for dinner Monday-Thursday.  The café runs an all you can eat food court.

Laundry Facilities

Our laundry facilities are located in each residence hall. The machines will take quarters or are set up to utilize a flex account on the ID cards for payment.   A load of laundry cost $1.00 to wash and $1.00 to dry. 

Parking

There is adequate parking on campus at UAH. You are required to purchase a decal from the Campus police office located in the Intermodal Facility (Parking Deck located across from SECH and just south of the University Fitness Center). Parking decal prices are prorated during the summer session. Please contact UAH Police at 256-824-6596 for more information. 

Bicycles

There are bike racks at each residence hall.  You are required to register your bike with the housing office.  Registration is free.  Please bring your own lock to secure your bike outside in the bike rake. Bicycles are not allowed in the buildings. 

Campus Map

The link for the UAH campus map: http://www.uah.edu/map/ 

Questions:

Please contact the Housing office at (256) 824-6108 if you have general questions. 

Application: 

The following link will take you to the Intern Application. By clicking this link you signify that you have read and understand the above information. Intern Application