Getting Around Washington DC


Get to Know Washington Like an Insider

With all the free museums on the National Mall, the historic neighborhoods, outdoor activities and great places to eat, Washington DC is a wonder to explore. Discover our Nation’s Capitol by Metro, foot, by bike or sipping a latte under the cherry blossoms.
Fly into DC to Reagan National Airport (DCA), where the Metro or shuttle busses will bring you into the city.

Getting Around the City

Metro Station DC 2

Star IconThe closest airport is Reagan National Airport (DCA). Our Metro is one of the finest in any city, and will get you anywhere you want to go. WISH is just a few minutes walk from Union Station, the main connecting hub for train travel.

Capital BikeShare
Capitol Hill Maps
DC Taxicab Commission
DC Circulator (Busses)
Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
BWI International Airport
Dulles International Airport
Reagan National Airport
Ground Transportation
Union Station
Uber DC



Star IconThousands of interns descend on our Nation’s Capitol to work in Government and Media. WISH Internships places many of them in jobs they will always remember.

The White House
The Senate
The House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
The Library of Congress
The National Parks Service

The Washington Post
The Hill

Roll Call


“Staying in WISH housing was great! I was close to everything, my room was perfect and right on Capitol Hill. Best of all, I made friends for life.”
Stacey B, Atlanta

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

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

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