Networking event highlights advice for a variety of paths after graduation
Washington D.C. Internship Experience
In today's global marketplace, employers can choose the most gifted candidates from anywhere on earth, and even graduate degrees no longer guarantee prime positions. One old adage still seems to hold true: "You can't get a job without experience, but you won't gain experience until you have a job."
Washington, DC participants live in The Congressional Apartments located across from the U.S. Supreme Court and other historic buildings on the Senate side of Capitol Hill. The Congressional is intern housing affiliated with Washington Internship Student Housing (WISH).
|Transportation||Distance from housing|
|Union Station Metro Station||.5 mile|
|Capitol South Metro Station||.6 mile|
|Ronald Reagan Airport||5.5 miles|
|Nearby Attraction||# of Metro Stops from Capitol South||Distance from housing|
|Senate Office Buildings||0 (walking distance)||.2 mile|
|Library of Congress||0 (walking distance)||.3 mile|
|Supreme Court Building||0 (walking distance)||.4 mile|
|Union Station Shopping Center||0 (walking distance)||.5 mile|
|US Capitol Building||0 (walking distance)||.4 mile|
|House Office Buildings||0 (walking distance)||.7 mile|
|National Mall||2||1.2 miles|
|The White House||4||2.1 miles|
|Capitol One Arena||5||1.3 miles|
|Kennedy Center||7 stops + 15 minute walk||3 miles|
How to get to DC
Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) is nearest to the Congressional Apartments by taking a 15-minute taxi or shared-ride service (Uber, Lyft, etc). IE participants have the option of having flights billed to their bursar account.
How to get around DC
Capitol Hill South (Orange, Silver, and Blue lines) and Union Station Metro (Red line) stations are 10-minute walks from the Congressional Apartments. Both metro stations include lines that take you quickly to larger metro hub stations (Metro Center and Le’Enfant Plaza) that easily connect you to stops throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia.