Housing and Living in DC
Housing- Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)
Carnegie Mellon students will live in a spacious townhome provided by Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH). The townhome is located in a safe and charming neighborhood near Capitol Hill within walking distance of metro stops, several internship sites, and Carnegie Mellon’s CIRP and Government Relations office. The townhome includes a spacious kitchen, laundry facilities, double rooms, and several shared bathrooms. A Resident Assistant will be hired for the spring 2014 semester.
All WISH properties are updated, cleaned, and maintained by WISH housing services. Students are responsible for day-to-day upkeep, but thorough cleaning of all townhomes will be provided by a monthly cleaning service. WISH also offers regular building maintenance and provides 24-hour on-call emergency staffing.
The WISH office is located at 307 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, and is available for students with any questions or concerns. The WISH office is located two blocks from the CMUWSP townhome.
Living in DC
Living in Washington, DC, will provide students with academic and professional growth as well as interesting social and life experiences. DC offers a wealth of museums, restaurants, movies, clubs, sporting events, networking, speaker’s series, and festivals that are readily available to the public.
The Washington Metropolitan Transport Authority (WMTA) is an affordable and convenient way to get around Washington, DC, without the hassle of traffic or parking. Metro stations or stops are located throughout DC and extend as far as the Virginia and Maryland suburbs. Metro passes and fare cards are available for purchase on the WMTA Web site and are easily rechargeable.
Walking and biking through the city is an easy and enjoyable alternative to the Metrobus for the daily commute. Taxicabs offer another quick mode of transportation that is reliable and convenient.