Interning in Downtown Dallas

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NOTE: Would you like to connect with other interns heading to Dallas soon?  Join our recently started Facebook group to connect here:  Dallas Interns Facebook Group 
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Just a few RANDOM thoughts to help you if you are going to intern here in Downtown Dallas this summer…email me if any more questions. I want your summer to be amazing so you will come back for good!
Overall: Downtown Dallas is generally very safe.
But, you will want to go to UPTOWN and have fun, that’s where the young professionals hang. Then, when you come back next year, I will help you get a great place there or you can stay in Downtown.   www.westvil.com   and www.uptown101.com (that’s our site here)
Public transportation: You can use the Dart Rail that runs throughout downtown. Easy.   And, bus lines connect to the Dart Rail. www.dart.org
Local secret: We have a FREE TROLLEY system.  www.mata.org    That trolley will take you for free to UPTOWN (mentioned above).

Does everybody have an accent here? NOPE, yall! J  But, you might pick up one while you are here!

Groceries: Use the trolley to go to Uptown and buy groceries there. There are 2 places right on McKinney Avenue and the trolley stops at both.

Unfurnished apts – this is what is typically included.

  • Fridge, stove (so you can save money and fix meals sometimes at home…)
  • Community amenities (gym)
  • Free coffee in the morning typically!
  • Free social events each month
  • Washer/dryer connections
  • Parking is either free or very cheap typically (this is a big deal in downtown!)

What is NOT included in unfurnished apartments:  (get these at nearby Walmart)

  • Sofa (might want to get this used, or cheap from Target)
  • Bed/sheets
  • Dishes
  • Towels

MUST SIGN UP FOR EVENT to MEET PEOPLE IN DALLAS:  How would you like to go to one event where you can get to know 5,000 people that are primarily young professionals?
http://www.katytraildallas.org/site/PageServer?pagename=fkt_5k2011
Sign up like today. It will sell out quick.  Always does every year.  Most of the runners live in uptown dallas  or downtown dallas and are with exciting firms .