About WISH

Meet Washington Intern Student Housing

Walk to work and DC’s main buildings in minutes from any of our 35 beautiful properties, all on Capitol Hill.
You’ll be amazed at how close you are to the Capitol!
You’ll live with other interns and meet hundreds of people just like you from all around the world.
No other company gets you closer to where you want to be.

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Why Stay With WISH?

Staying in a new city can be a little daunting. We’re here to find you off campus housing in an apartment you’ll love, get settled and get to know Washington like an insider. You’ll feel at home from day one.


You’ll stay with other interns from around the world and make friends for life as many of our interns have. All our Row Houses and apartments are intern-only occupied so you will live in a community of your peers. Our luxury condo buildings are shared with non-students.


Meet other professionals and build your business network. We host thousands of interns every semester who get to know each other in our free events. Our interns tell us the connections they made at WISH have helped their careers grow and changed their lives.



We host many parties, outings and guest speaker events where you can network with your neighbors and meet other professionals, with welcome receptions, social mixers and guest speakers. View the event calendar.


Live right on Capitol Hill, literally minutes from Government buildings, the Capitol, National Mall and Metro. The beautiful historic neighborhood has a lot to explore, is safe and right where you want to be! When you are looking for off campus dorms, we have just the right property for you.


We know you might need a package delivered, or lose your key late one night. In your off campus dorms, you’ll be able to call for assistance. We’re here to help! Whether you have a congressional internship or one in the private sector, NGO or think tank, finding temporary intern housing in Washington, DC is now easy!  

Meet Our Founders!

WISH Founders


“We’ve been making interns feel at home for over 25 years.”

It started with a note. Marquette was hosting a reception in DC, and Local alumna Jacqueline Lewis and her husband, Robert, were invited. Says Jackie, Arts ’60, “That’s when we found out that Father Tim O’Brien and the university wanted to build an academic center in DC. We knew we could help. Read more about our founders.

Wish You Had an Internship in DC? WISH Can get You There!

If you are looking for work in DC, we can get you a placement.
This is an optional program, and not a requirement to stay in WISH housing.
Our years of working with organizations have built lasting connections with government agencies,
Congressional offices, advocacy groups and businesses. We have placed many Interns in a Congressional Internship.
Find an internship here in DC. that gives you experience and an edge in the competitive employment market, while earning credits from your college or university.
Get started building your career today!

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My daughter is thrilled with her apartment and the convenient location. It’s been such an important part of her experience. Thanks so much WISH!”
Jim W., Parent


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

“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

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