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WISH Frequently
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Is WISH affordable?

Yes, WISH makes housing affordable so that every student has the opportunity to experience D.C. Our occupancy selection accommodates student housing for every budget.

Does WISH offer year-round services to schools and students?

Yes, WISH partners with schools and students for fall, spring, and summer semesters or year-round. Contact the WISH team about WISH Housing or Internship Placement assistance for your program:
Phone: 202-548-2720

What type of housing does WISH offer to interns?
WISH offers studio apartments, single, double, triple and quad occupancy bedrooms. Double, triple, and quad bedrooms refer to shared bedrooms. It’s up to the needs of the intern. WISH residents live in Classic Capitol Hill apartments or row houses. All WISH locations are Metro-accessible in the heart of the District.
Can WISH help with finding the right internship?

WISH can help with internships too! The WiSE Internship Program puts students on the front lines of where public policy is made for all careers. WiSE integrates student housing, home campus/on-line classes, intern placement and career development within a flexible program that fits every student’s interests.
Apply online on the WiSE page at

How easy is it to apply?
The housing application is free and can be found here. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Each application receives an email verification within one business day. WISH accepts applications year-round!
What are the WISH resident policies?
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. Click here for resident policies.
Why is WISH considered the best D.C. internship experience?
For over 25 years, WISH has provided intern-only housing to thousands of students year-round. With nearly 12 locations, WISH is the largest intern-focused housing provider in the District just blocks from the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and Federal buildings. In addition to housing, WISH also provides social networking and professional development events on a weekly basis. WISH is the ultimate D.C. experience!
How does the check-in process work?

Please email to schedule a check-in date and time no later than one week prior to arrival.
Once arrival has been scheduled, interns will receive further details regarding check-in.

Can I reach WISH staff outside of regular business hours?

WISH staff can be reached 24/7 in the event of an emergency. The emergency line is available after business hours at: 202-446-3117
For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

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