WISH has been housing short-term interns, students and teachers in Washington, DC for over 20 years, and its founders have been hosting interns since 1990. When you are our guest, you will stay at one of our many Capitol Hill housing locations that make it easy for you to walk to the National Mall, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and of course, the museums and art monuments. All WISH locations are Metro accessible. See our map for locations
WISH has several intern housing locations a block from the U.S. Capitol, including The Congressional, and our newest location in Northwest Washington, Woodley Park, two blocks from the Woodley Park Metro and the National Zoo.
You’ll meet other interns and students from around the world including England, Scotland, Australia, China, Japan, Poland, Kenya and just about all 50 states who share your interests in Political Science and Public Policy, International Relations, Law, Medicine, Journalism, Business and the Arts.
Many of the photos on our website were taken by the students WISH has hosted. Great friendships have developed among our interns and many come back to stay with us while working in the Nation’s Capital.
Our interns work for:
- Members of Congress
- the White House
- government agencies
- news agencies
- law firms
- non-profit organizations
Our students are:
- undergraduates in political science
- studying law and journalism
- studying architecture and art history
- writing research papers
- taking courses in international studies
Working as an intern in Washington is an unforgettable experience and we make it our business to make you feel at home.
Contact us: email@example.com
Read about WISH founders in Marquette Magazine (pdf)
Download WISH at a Glance (pdf)