Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monuments at dusk, Washington DC

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 Attractions

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.  

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