Summer Intern Housing

Each Summer, from the end of May to the beginning of August, University Housing partners with more than 30 Milwaukee-based companies to provide housing options in Cambridge Commons for their summer interns. We provide an affordable, safe, and relaxing home, for interns as they prepare for their professional experiences. Sponsoring companies have confidence that their summer interns are being housed in an engaging environment with other young emerging professionals.


Cambridge Commons is located at 2323 N. Cambridge Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211, on the corner of North Avenue and Cambridge Ave.This location provides direct access to MCTS bus route 30 with easy access to downtown and ability to connect with other bus routes allowing residents to get anywhere in the city with ease. Cambridge Commons is surrounded by many local restaurants, grocery stores and blocks away from the vibrant East Side of Milwaukee.

Each suite is composed of two separate bedrooms. each with a capacity of two people. These bedrooms are utilized as singles during the summer. The bedrooms offer a large closet area just off the entrance, as well as beds, dressers and desks in each room. Linens are not provided. Every suite is equipped with a full-size refrigerator.  In addition, each suite has a vanity area and bathroom. The complex is fully air conditioned and non-smoking.
Cambridge Standard Layout
Upgraded Suites
Upgraded suites are also available on a limited basis, and have a furnished living room and full kitchen. Living rooms are furnished with 2 love seats, 2 end tables, and a coffee table. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and stools.
The Commons

A computer center, music practice rooms, fitness center, laundry center are all located on the first floor of Cambridge Commons. A convenience store (Restor+More) is located in the Cambridge Commons and features evening and weekend hours. An Intern Center Coordinator will provide networking and social activities and information. Cambridge Commons also has a Riverfront Courtyard and ADA river access.

A resident lounge is located at the middle of each floor. The lounge provides a common gathering area for residents, and is equipped with a television and a kitchen with a microwave, stove, oven and sink. Every lounge has windows over looking the courtyard and Milwaukee River. Dishes are not provided.

Our 24-hour Service and Security desk operations provide a safe and secure environment for our Summer residents. The 24 hour locked lobby is accessible by swiping an ID (issued at check-in). The indoor parking structure is also secured by an electronic permit system.


Meeting Rooms
Cambridge Commons also has on site classrooms and conference rooms equipped with AV equipment that can be used for presentations, meetings, and classes. There are two study rooms on each floor (with the exception of the first floor) that can be used by all residents. These areas are a 24-hour quiet study environment.

Cable Television
Each resident room has one cable television jack. Residents must provide their own coaxial cable and television. The Time Warner standard cable package is provided to all residents free of charge. Residents can purchase coaxial cable at any retail outlet or at the Service Desk for $6 plus tax.

Internet Access
All resident rooms are equipped with high speed internet access for each resident at no additional fee. Standard connection cables may be purchased at any retail outlet or at the Service Desk. There is no wi-fi in the complex unless you have a UWM email account.

The laundry center is located on the first floor. The center is open 24-hours a day. All washers and dryers are operated using a resident PantherCa$h Account (cards will be distributed to all residents). Cash can be deposited to the PantherCa$h Account at a cash value station located in the laundry center.

Resident mail boxes are located on the first floor. Mail is delivered by the US Postal Service 6 days per week. Packages larger than the mailbox are held for residents at the Service Desk, and a package notification is emailed and/or placed in their mailbox.


Limited parking permits are available in Cambridge Commons, Kenilworth Square Apartments, and RiverView Residence Hall (all require an additional fee). Kenilworth is approximately 4 blocks east of Cambridge Commons, while RiverView is one block west of Cambridge Commons.


Discounts may be available for Corporate groups of 50+ interns. Companies who choose to pay for their interns can do so via a group contract, or individual interns can contract with us for their stay. A minimum 5 working days notice is requested. A deposit of $100 with contract is to be paid and the remainder is due upon arrival.

Rules and Regulations

Complete descriptions of University Housing rules and regulations can be found here.


Thank you, in advance, for your interest in UWM Intern Center Housing. Rooms are available from May 25, 2024 through August 10, 2024, with a minimum 4-week contract required.

Please start by completing a request through our Housing Portal.
Once the home page has opened, click on Guest Housing and Intern Housing in the top menu bar (as shown below).
Residential Guest Services registration home page in the Housing Portal.

Residential Guest Services login screen.Unless you have already registered with us previously, you will need to select the Register Here link.

After you’ve set up your account, the system will bring you back to the Home page. This time you will see you are logged in by verifying that your name appears directly under Home on the lefthand side. You can now continue to your request for accommodations by clicking once again on the Guest Housing and Intern Housing link in the top menu.

At the next screen, select Internship from the Reason For Stay drop-down. Complete the rest of your details (company of internship, company contact and email, additional details). To verify your internship, you can upload an official offer letter, emails with internship offer information from the company, or any other materials verifying the internship in the Milwaukee area.

We will keep your response on file, and contact you when we open registration for summer intern housing. Once the registration is open, requests are processed on a first-come first-served basis.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need additional information about University Housing Internship Center Services, please contact us at