The foundation provides two two-bedroom apartments in Northwest Washington near the National Zoo for interns to live in. The apartments are furnished and are one block from a Metro stop. The apartment building is walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and other shopping. Cultural activities are just a few stops away on the Metro system.
Washington is a walkable city with many transportation choices. Interns use the Metro rail and bus system to get to work and around the city. Trains and buses run from early morning to late at night, and taxicabs are relatively inexpensive and both Uber and Lyft operate here. The Circulator and Capital Bikeshare are two other ways to get around. The Scripps Howard Foundation office is three stops on Metro’s Red Line from the apartment building. The office is near the White House in Washington’s business district. Limited and expensive parking makes bringing a car to Washington impractical.
On the town
You’ll never run out of things to do and places to go in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution museums are all free, as are nightly performances at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. TicketPlace and Goldstar offer reduced-price tickets to many theaters. For other cultural events, check out the Washington Post’s Arts and Living Section, the Washington City Paper, DCist or Meetup.
D.C. has a restaurant for every taste bud and budget imaginable. The Washingtonian magazine compiles an annual list of the 100 Best and best Cheap Eats restaurants. The Washington Post has a guide to $20 dinners. The city has many food trucks, selling everything from lobster rolls to pizza to cupcakes.
Safety and Security
The nation’s capital is a relatively safe place. However, it’s a good idea to travel in groups at night. In the District of Columbia, the legal drinking age for alcoholic beverages is 21.