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Frequently Asked Questions

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, even Luxury Condos. All WISH locations are Metro-accessible in the heart of the District.


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 30 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!


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.


What is the guest policy at WISH?

Due to Covid-19, Residents will not be permitted to have any visitors, including, without limitation, family members or significant others in any building (including in such Resident’s unit, room or assigned space).

If you have someone coming in overnight, there are several local hotels in the area.

Capitol Hill Hotel (202) 543-6000

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill (202) 638-1616

Also Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton Brands


What should I bring to DC?

Bring a full set of linens: pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels. Properties are furnished, including utilities, free high-speed Wi-Fi access, full kitchens, dishware, cookware and appliances (toaster, microwave, coffeepot, etc.), free laundry facilities (irons/ironing boards) and weekly and emergency maintenance. Furnishings also include access to WISH office and building management staff and 24-hour on-call emergency staffing, as well as social and professional development events.


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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