Intern- Housing Suggestions

As many of those who are doing internship with our organization are from outside Washington D.C. area, former interns of us and of the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) put together some suggestions that might be beneficial for incoming interns who are seeking housing.

Washington Intern Student Housing:

WISH housing is found at a number of Capitol Hill locations that make it easy for students to access the excitement and charm of life in Washington, DC. Two basic living arrangements exist:

  • Apartments accommodate two to six interns and have single, double, or triple bedrooms
  • Town homes or row houses offer shared or private rooms and shared common spaces

Contact Info:
305 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-548-2720
Fax: 202-548-2435

University Housing:

The best places to begin your search are in the numerous colleges/universities in and around Washington DC.

George Mason University:
Tel: (703) 993 2720
* Summer Season accommodations on the George Mason University Fairfax campus.
Office of Housing and Residence Life (703) 993-2723
Housing Office:

American University
Tel: (202) 885 3270
On-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing
Residential Life & Housing Services
4400  Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20016-8142
Tel: (202)885-3370
FAX (202)885-1154
Housing Office

Catholic University:
The Catholic University of America offers a wide variety of housing options for guests. Residence hall rooms are single- and double-occupancy. All rooms are furnished with twin bed(s), desks, chairs and closets or bureaus. Both air conditioned and non-air conditioned residence halls are available. There are common,  single-gender bathrooms on each floor. Study areas, vending machines and lounges with televisions are available for your use in each of these buildings. Summer Programs Cardinal Station
106 St. Bonaventure Hall
Washington, DC 20064
202-319-6262 fax
Summer Housing

George Washington University:
Tel: 202-496-6305 or (202) 994 6360.

Furnished accommodations are also available through Oakwood Corporate Housing
140 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA, Tel:  (800) 832-8329. This location is accessible by the “blue line” of the Metro. The Corporation also has housing
available for interns in Falls Church, VA. Call for pricing information.

Gallaudet University
Tel: (202) 651 6090
Housing office

University Of Maryland:

Tel: (301) 314 7884
Housing Office

Conferences and Visitor Services University of Maryland, College Park, Phone 301.314.7884 University of Maryland
0101 Annapolis Hall
College Park, MD 20742-9811
Fax 301.314.6693

Boston University
Washington Center
Located at 2807 Connecticut Avenue, NW, The Washington Center also provides housing for students participating in Penn’s Washington Semester program during the academic year. The license fee for individuals wishing to share a double room for summer 2000 is $180/per week, per person with a minimum stay of eight weeks. Single rooms may be requested for an additional $50/week. The license fee includes all utilities including telephone, cable, and access to a computer room. To reserve housing, a non-refundable deposit of $300.
The Center does not maintain a website regarding summer housing, Career Services has a limited number of applications available at the front desk.

For additional information contact:
Boston University Washington Center
2807 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 112
Washington, DC, 20008.
Telephone: 202-756-7802.
Fax: 202-756-7854.

Georgetown University
On-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Housing
Office: Tel: 202-687-7764
Residence Life and Housing Office
Tel (202)-662-9290

Trinity College
(202) 884 9604 ref: Heidi Polletto

TIP: You might also want to contact your own university and see if they provide housing through their alumni.

International Student Housing:
The rates at the International Student House include breakfast and dinner daily, excluding dinner on Saturdays. No rebate is given for meals not taken at the House. There are no cooking facilities for residents, and cooking is not allowed in the rooms. All rooms are furnished with desk, chair, lamp, single bed, dresser and bookcase. Heating, air-conditioning and 13 meals weekly are included in the rates. A one-time bed linen set-up charge of $15 and an activity fee of $60 (long term) or $40 (short term) will be assessed on your first invoice. The activity fee is annually renewable. Residents may bring their own towels, or buy them from the House. In shared rooms, students do not choose their roommates, who will normally be from different countries. Men and women live in separate quarters and have  separate bathrooms. Rooms do not have private bathrooms unless specified.
Rooms for 4:   Main Building (women only)   $700
Rooms for 3: (private bath) $783-860
Rooms for 2: Marpat Hall (men only) Main Building (women only) Van Slyck (men and women) $705-795, $785, $860-920
Rooms for 2: (private bath) $905
Single rooms:  $920-1,020

Contact Info:
The International Student House
1825 R Street,  NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone:  202-232-4007
Fax:  202-387-4115
Summer Sublets:

Washington Post:
Apartment Listings


These suggestions should get the ball rolling and help you concerning housing arrangements while in Washington, D.C.