Planning for a summer internship in the nation’s capital? The National Academy of Social Insurance does not provide housing for interns but below you will find several options to get you started on your search for accommodation. These links are not affiliated with the National Academy of Social Insurance; make sure to confirm the veracity of the content of the postings.
Download this guide as a pdf.
Universities with summer rentals
- American University
University Conference & Guest Services, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, D.C. 20016
Phone: (202) 885- 8247
Catholic University of America
Office of Events and Conference Services, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064
Phone: (202) 319-5291
- Georgetown University
Office of Residential Living, 100 Harbin Hall, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-4560
- George Washington University
Summer & Conference Housing, Division of Student Affairs, Philip Amsterdam Residence Hall, 2350 H Street, NW Suite 106
Phone: (202) 994-2552
Intern and Student Housing
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH): http://www.internsdc.com/
- Student housing located throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood
International Student House of Washington DC: http://www.ishdc.org/
The Washington Intern Housing Network: http://www.thewihn.com/
- Fully furnished intern housing
- This building in the Capitol Hill area is for women only. Rent is reasonable and includes two meals a day! https://tmhdc.org
Online apartment rental sites
Be safe when renting through the web. Do not send bank transfers; go through the organization’s website for security and check for site reviews.
Read this cautionary tale about Airbnb, as it can apply to any online rental:
That said, here are two resources that have some filtering regarding hosts:
The options below have filters for hosts:
Cleveland Park Listserv & Facebook Groups
Cleveland Park is a centrally located neighborhood in Northwest DC. Its Listserv of neighbors has 16,000 members. You can join the group and post an ISO (in search of) for a rental for the summer. People have basement apartments, rooms for rent and sometimes a whole apartment available short-term. http://www.cleveland-park.com/
In the same manner, there are multiple Facebook groups offering ‘Washington DC housing’ within the many different neighborhoods. These groups are great to find short-term rentals and shared spaces. Be careful use discretion in your search.
Here is a guide to some DC neighborhoods: https://www.olympushousing.com/ultimate-guide-to-getting-white-house-intern-housing-in-washington-dc/
Good luck in your search and see you in the District soon!