DC Housing Guide


DC Housing Guide
A resource sheet provided by the Leadership Institute

Congratulations on your new internship or job in the nation’s capital! But wait, there’s another big detail to work out. Where are you going to live? This Housing Guide provided by the Leadership Institute and ConservativeJobs.com can assist you in your housing search.

The Leadership Institute and ConservativeJobs.com do not endorse or guarantee housing situations. Always remember to research possible housing, neighborhoods, and roommates!

Student Intern Housing

Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
WISH provides fully furnished townhouses and apartments in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  All WISH locations are Metro accessible. For each intern, rent covers a fully furnished living space, utilities, household goods (light bulbs, kitchen and dinnerware), laundry facilities, iron/ironing board, cable TV and wireless internet access.

The Heritage Foundation
One of Washington’s leading conservative think tanks, the Heritage Foundation, offers fully furnished dormitories for DC interns at competitive rates. The building is access controlled and includes a coin-operated laundry facility, fitness center, library, and lounges.

Thompson-Markward Hall
This young women’s Christian home offers a secure, comfortable, attractive, and affordable home for young women needing a good place to start their future endeavors in Washington. TMH is located on Capitol Hill within walking distance of Congressional offices, many government agencies, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian museums. It is also convenient to the bus and Metro lines and Union Station.

The International Student House
The International Student House is a residence and program center for graduate students, interns, trainees or visiting scholars committed to promoting the mission of tolerance, respect and friendship among individuals from around the world. They strive for a balance of residents from all parts of the world representing many fields of study. Preference is given to those over 21 years of age. It is wise to apply at least 3 months in advance of your arrival date.

The Washington Intern Housing Network
WIHN offers a wide range of housing options. Properties range from single and multi-bedroom apartments, to individual/shared rooms in historic Capitol Hill row homes to entire townhomes.

Various Colleges and Universities
Many of the colleges and universities around the DC area offer their dormitories during the summer recess. Prices vary, but consider looking at all of the following campuses:
Capitol Hill Newspapers
Listed are the two dominant newspapers of Capitol Hill. They have excellent classified sections with extensive listings of available housing.
  Other Newspapers with Classified Sections
  Other Online Resources

Hillzoo is a well-established online community catering to the needs of all DC workers. There are always new advertisements for short-term and long-term housing at a variety of prices.

Other easy-to-use sites are available for comprehensive housing searches.  Be aware that a few of these sites will charge a user fee or will ask for your email address before permitting you to use their search engines.
Listing Guides

A collection of online resources to help people working in the public interest find a place to stay in any price range in the Washington area, especially short-term housing for interns, researchers, and new arrivals who need to find a place before getting to town.

At DCHousingSearch.org, individuals can browse up-to-date, detailed listings of available for rent and for sale properties.

Washington DC Intern Resources
Housing solution for students and young professionals doing internships in Metro Washington DC. Interns can find roommates, apartments, studios, lofts or group housing.

Church Housing Forums and Classifieds

DC, Hostelling International-Washington, DC (HI-DC)
HI-DC is close to the White House, the Capitol, Smithsonian museums, Chinatown, bars, restaurants, monuments, performing art centers and many more attractions. HI-DC is also within easy walking distance of subway stations and bus stops. It offers safe, clean and comfortable accommodations, with a wide variety of amenities and services.

DC Lofty
DC Lofty offers a safe, affordable, and luxury housing option for interns, international and local students in a dorm-style bedroom setting. It is located just a few blocks from the Chinatown and Convention Center metro stops.


Housing Guide for Interns
General advice, advice about renting, housing, furnishings, neighborhoods and more.

D.C. Housing Guide
More housing and metro tips.

Metro Information