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  • Business
  • Fall
  • Washington, DC
  • 2017

Find Your Internship

We are looking for energetic interns who want to truly be a part of the WISH team for the semester!

WISH is an intern housing and residential life services provider in Washington DC. WISH has hosted students and college groups for over 20 years in furnished, intern-only buildings on a semester basis.

Interns are WISH’s specialty. WISH works with Colleges and Universities to provide Intern housing for individuals or groups, small and large, for the terms needed whether it be fall, spring, summer or all year. Faculty housing, classrooms, conference rooms, and reception room are all available for WISH residents’ needs. In addition, WISH hosts social and networking events to promote professional development.

WISH guests live in one of two areas both of which are Metro accessible to access all parts of the city. The Historic Capitol Hill District locations are within walking distance to Congress and the Supreme Court, Federal Buildings, the Smithsonian, and National Mall. The Woodley Park area is near the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, Embassy Row, the Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle areas.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 


* Construction Management or Real Estate/Property Management student preferred

* Great communication skills and outgoing personality

* Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

* Strong writing and editing skills

* Basic familiarity with construction and real estate

* Tolerance of diversity among residents

* MS Office skills

* Self-starters a must


HOURS: Full Time

Benefits & Perks: 

HOUSING: WISH will provide double occupancy WISH furnished housing free of charge to Intern for the term of the Internship.


COMPENSATION: Unpaid Internship. WISH will work with academic advisors and faculty to support college credits.


HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Now accepting applications for next semester.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply today. Due to the three terms in which we seek interns our application deadlines are rolling. WISH must make a decision approximately a month before our new term begins.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jean-Marie Leonard at (202) 548-2720 or

Internship Description of Duties: 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: * Assist with the management of improvement projects * Assist with obtaining necessary permits and licenses * Assist with property inspections * Review contracts and provide input * Manage and maintain properties project improvement logs; maintenance logs; equipment and supply logs * Assist residents with lockouts and lost keys after hours * Assist residents with maintenance emergencies after hours by helping them contact on-call staff * Assist staff with the “judicial” process as needed * Report resident complaints to General Manager * Help keep meeting rooms and common areas orderly, request cleaning service as needed * Maintain log to track lockouts, lost keys, and complaints send to staff weekly * Post and remove flyers, building notices * Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success * Other Duties as Assigned * Available weekends when required