House Rules


Yup, We Have Rules

Everyone wants a safe, comfortable living experience. A few rules go a long way to making every intern and student staying with us have a great stay. We appreciate the respect you give to others.

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Security Regulations

Star IconTo maintain top security, we prohibit:

  • Unaccompanied guests
  • Outside guests in housing after 9:00 PM
  • Overnight guests, including family

Star IconPlease respect the following:

  • Quiet hours coincide with visitation hours, from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  • No alcohol is permitted in WISH housing at any time.
  • No smoking is permitted inside any WISH property.
  • Accessing roofs or roof decks for any reason except fire evacuation is prohibited.
  • Fire extinguishers or fire ladders must only be used in cases of emergency, and use must be reported immediately to the WISH office. 


Keeping a Clean Environment

Star IconLet’s stay safe

  • Each intern is expected to clean up after himself or herself.
  • Bagged trash must be taken out and placed in cans once per day.
  • Doors to WISH properties must remain locked unless residents are entering or exiting the property. Windows need to remain locked unless you are in the room with the window open. Do not hold open the front door to the building or let anyone in, since all residents have keys to enter.

We appreciate your help in making everyone’s stay a good one.

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For interns from far away, nothing can beat the friendliness, convenience and sense of being there that WISH provides.”
Professor Don deBats, Flinders University, Australia

I had one of the best experiences of my life in DC, and a big part of it was WISH. They have social events planned ahead of time so you meet other interns and network. No one is going to be bored or feel homesick.”
Andy G., Intern

Great location, convenient to Capitol Hill offices. Excellent room-mates! I WISH I had discovered you earlier! I’ll be back.”
James Martin, Congressional Committee Intern

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