Interns will receive a $4,000 stipend plus a housing allowance to cover living expenses in dorm-style housing in Morgantown. For those opting for the Center's housing package, payment will be handled directly by the Center for Neuroscience. Space for our interns is presently reserved in WVU's Pierpont Apartments (pictured). Pierpont Apartments are within a quarter-mile walk from the Health Sciences Center, and each apartment has a kitchen, living area, multiple bedrooms (individually keyed), and, depending upon the floor plan
, 1-2 baths. Each kitchen in Pierpont Apartments provides residents with cooking appliances (refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and dishwasher), and a Kroger's grocery store as well as many restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Interns are not obligated to choose the Center's housing package and may secure their own housing arrangements in the Morgantown area; however, the housing allowance will not apply. In addition, a three-month summer contract through private apartment complexes in town is generally difficult to secure. Most complexes only offer 12-month contracts. The best alternative is to sublet an apartment under contract with a WVU student who will be gone for the summer. If this option interests you, please click on the links to the classified ads from Craigslist and the student newspaper.
Please keep in mind that the deadline to place a reservation in WVU's Pierpont Apartments is March 31; in other words, should interns wish to investigate alternative housing options, their "safety net" to select Pierpont will only be available until the end of March. If an intern has not reserved space in Pierpont by this deadline, you will be obligated to find your own housing.
The WVU Office of Student Life's web page lists information about off-campus housing and provides a search engine for available rental properties in Morgantown. [Click here]
Questions? Please contact the Center for Neuroscience Administrator at 304-293-6289.