Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summer 2020 Update: All non-local students will participate in a virtual internship. If you are not local to New Mexico, please do not arrange housing for summer 2020.

All housing arrangements need to be made on your own. Unfortunately, Sandia's Student Internship Program is unable to make housing arrangements but we have provided the following possible options. Before you commit to any housing agreement, be sure to ask about short-term (2-4 months) leasing options and any additional fees (e.g., application, deposit, premiums) that may be required as part of the agreement. As you make arrangements, inform the rental agent that you are an intern at Sandia National Laboratories.

  • College Dormitories

    Casas Del Rio at The University of New Mexico (UNM) (6.4 miles from Sandia)
    420 Redondo E Dr NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 277-1619

    Lease Options: flexible between May 21st - August 6th

    Note: All utilities, high-speed internet/Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, HD cable TV access, 24-hour computer pod/free printing, and trashcans, shower curtains, microwave, mini fridge, and unit furnishings are included at no extra charge.

    Additional amenities include: 24-hour fitness center, game room, community kitchen, and group or private study rooms.

    Payment: Interns may pay half of the price upfront and the other half at the midpoint of their stay.

    Application Instructions: in the "Request a Roommate" section, please note that you are a Sandia Summer Intern and that you would like to be placed with the other interns from Sandia.  You may also request a roommate if you have someone in mind, or your may request an individual space.

    University of New Mexico (UNM) (6.4 miles from Sandia)
    2700 Campus Boulevard NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 277-2606

    Lease options: 4 or more weeks

    Includes: All utilities, high-speed internet/Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, 24/7 on-campus customer service desk, and access to outdoor recreational facilities including basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts as well as BBQ grills and running path. 

    Additional amenities include campus parking, gym memberships, and linens package with weekly exchange available at an additional rate.

    Program Dates: May 18th to August 3rd, 2019. Limited space is available before and after these dates.

    Additional single nights are available at a rate of $30.00 a night.

    Please note: Arrival and departure dates before May 18th and after August 3rd are available, but limited, and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you indicate an arrival date or departure date before May 18th or after August 3rd, you may be asked to move. We will try to assign you to one apartment for the entirety of your stay. The Summer Intern Housing Application is available online here.

    For more information contact Rebecca Colón, Coordinator, at or by calling 505-277-2660.

  • Local apartment complexes

    These apartments are close to Sandia and have been previously rented by student interns. Units range in size from studio to 3 bedrooms. Rental rates and features requiring additional charges are subject to change. See a table of the included amenities and extra features for the apartments listed below.

    Allegro at Tanoan (9.37 miles from Sandia)
    6601 Tennyson Street NE
    (505) 332-9000

    Lease options: Seven month minimum

    Note: Gated community

    Broadstone Towne Center (5.02 miles from Sandia)
    1801 Gibson Boulevard SE
    (505) 243-6688

    Lease options: Three month minimum

    Note: Amenities include a movie theater

    Encantada at Santa Monica (12.7 miles from Sandia)
    6401 Santa Monica Ave NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505) 312-7585

    Lease options: Three month minimum

    Note: "preferred employer" discount for Sandia employees and interns

    Hunters Ridge (3.25 miles from Sandia)
    13150 Wenonah Avenue SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (505) 298-3270

    Lease options: Two month minimum

    Note: Furniture can be provided

    La Paloma (7.82 miles from Sandia)
    6001 Moon Street NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (505) 828-1770

    Lease options: Three month minimum

    Mirabella Heights (1.16 miles from Sandia)
    701 Stephen Moody Street SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (505) 332-4300

    Lease options: Three month minimum

    Note: Floor plan features area balconies for extra storage.

    Prairie Hills Apartments (2.68 miles from Sandia)
    1001 Tramway Boulevard NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87112
    (505) 292-1189

    Lease options: Two month minimum

    Note: Extra charge for short-term lease, gated community, floor plan additional features (i.e., walk-in closets, wood-laminate flooring, an open kitchen, a central air system, and a washer/dryer in select units)

    Pavilions (10.23 miles from Sandia)
    11600 Academy Road NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (505) 292-3000

    Lease options: Two month minimum

    Note: 1-2 car garages are available at no extra charge.

    Presidio at Northeast Heights (7.05 miles from Sandia)
    6350 Eubank Boulevard, NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (505) 271-1400

    Lease options: Three month minimum with a $200 premium

    Note: "preferred employer" 5% discount included for Sandia employees and interns.

    Note: There is a $200 premium for 3-5 month leases.

  • Alternative housing options

    Extended Stay America
    2321 International Avenue SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 244-0414

    Note: Amenities include a business center, fitness center, pool, and laundry facilities

    1616 Carlisle Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (888) 210-8549

    Lease options: 9-15 months

    Note: Extra charge for pets; pro-rated rent option available

    University Village Hotel
    1901 University Boulevard SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 835-5800

    Rent options: Weekly/monthly rates available

    Note: Fully furnished, all utilities are included, high speed internet, DirectTV

    Note: Amenities include a business center, club house, fitness center, hot tub, pool, game room, onsite laundry facility, and theater

  • Online housing assistance resources

  • Furniture rental

    These links offer information regarding furniture rentals:

  • Roommate search

    Are you interested in finding a roommate? Once you have officially accepted our student intern offer, request to participate in the Sandia Labs Students NM Facebook (FB) group. If your Facebook account name does not match your application, please notify the SNL NM FB Administrator.

    Once a member, you will be able to connect with other incoming or current student interns. The group may be utilized to post your interest in seeking roommate. You may consider including your school, major, the duration you will be in the local area, and your hobbies or interests. This may help in finding a good match.

    The intern FB is a closed group. Please follow Sandia’s social media guidelines when posting.