You have an internship, you have a new suit, what's next? Housing. The WIHN provides what you will need over your summer stay. Although my row home was not glamorous – one housemate had a leak from his light bulb for a week or so – the convenient location and excellent management make up for it. At the risk of maybe being too honest for the WIHN's liking, there are better places to rent for the price you pay here, but they're far out of town and none come furnished. You really can't find a better 3-month deal for your stay in DC (trust me, I've tried!)
Living at the WIHN has been, overall, a really great experience. WIHN management is very open and responsive. The location is incredible, the Senate Square apartments are extremely nice, and each apartments comes with all the furnishing and appliances you need to just move right in and feel at home. I would definitely recommend WIHN housing to anyone who is interning in DC, especially for a short period of time. The price is well worth it. Your are in an extremely central location (steps from the metro and grocery store) plus you don't have to worry about buying things for an apartment that you're only going to move out of in a few months. If you move to Senate Square, don't forget to check out the rooftop at night to see the incredible view of the Capitol and the Washington Monument!
My time at the WIHN was a fantastic experience! With its central location, great access to metro, grocery store, and night life while still being able to walk to work, I would highly recommend staying here. Senate Square apartments are beautiful, well managed, maintenance problems are taken care of quickly. The friendships I have made with my roommates will last well beyond my internship. I enjoyed cable, wifi, a washer/dryer, first-rate appliances, and an extremely comfy couch. It is definitely well worth the price!
Very accommodating and centrally located. The appliances and furniture were all brand new and high quality. Staff were prompt and helpful when asked for assistance. They made arrangements quick and simple when I was in a time crunch. It was a pleasure to use WIHN for my summer internship housing
My experience with WIHN housing has been overall positive and highly recommendable.
The location of the house was very central and convenient, located two blocks from the grocery store, easy walking distance from 2 metro stops on the Red line, about a 15 minute walk to the Senate buildings and a 25 minute walk to the House office buildings. It was also close to several bars and restaurants as well as the popular H St Corridor.
The house itself was quite spacious and comfortable, despite the number of people living in it. The entire ground floor was an open common area, with a complete kitchen, dining area, and entertainment area. Although the bedrooms felt somewhat cramped at times, there was ample space in the closets and bathrooms for everyone. The home felt very secure, well furnished, and was professionally cleaned one each month.
WIHN management and maintenance were always very helpful and quick to respond to any question or issue, even after business hours and on weekends.
The cost of living in WIHN housing is as reasonable as can be expected in a city as expensive as Washington, especially considering that the living spaces come fully furnished, with all utilities and WiFi included, and with no long term lease commitment. In addition, WIHN maintenance responds to all requests generally within just a couple of days, and are available immediately to fix any more urgent problems at no extra cost to the residents.
Overall, I would highly recommend WIHN housing to anyone looking for comfortable, convenient, and reasonably priced short term housing in Washington, DC.
We believe in the power of relationships.
Each year, The WIHN interviews our alumni and inquires about their DC experience and any advice they might have for those just starting out on their career path. Each year, almost unanimously, we here the same thing over and over again. One of the most critical aspects of serving as an intern is the opportunity you get to make new friendships and cultivate your network of fellow professionals. At The Washington Intern Housing Network, we realize the importance of making these connections and do what we can to facilitate these new relationships.
Each semester we sponsor and organize a “kick off” reception that allow for our tenants to meet & get to know one another. In 2015, The WIHN is eagerly looking forward to organizing group outings to museums, athletic events, lectures, concerts and live theater performances.
See examples of how The WIHN facilitates offline social and professional networking by viewing our WIHNterns gallery.