Living in D.C. Metro Area

Meet your home away from home.

DoN–Naval Research Laboratory HBCU/MI Internship Program participants have the option to select housing provided in Alexandria, VA – a short distance away from the NRL internship assignment location.

When the internship is offered in-person, this housing option is provided at a reduced rate to participants of the program and includes:

  • Shared kitchen, bathroom, and common living space
  • Fully-stocked kitchen (ie. plates, silverware and pots and pans)
  • Free shuttle service to/from NRL campus each day

Peace of mind when you need it most.

We provide you with the 24-hour support and service you've come to expect at school—but in a big-city, metropolitan setting.

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've added safety precautions such as mandatory testing, temperature checks and single-occupancy living for all students who join us in D.C.


We offer a comprehensive orientation to help you quickly adapt to life in D.C.

Safety and security

Our buildings offer 24-hour front-desk security and are only accessible via electronic card.

Ongoing support

Our dedicated Student Services staff provide you with all the support and guidance you'll need to ensure you have a successful living experience.


Our facilities are ADA-compliant and our Student Services staff are on hand to support disability needs and access while living in D.C.

“I really enjoyed this opportunity to work with NRL scientists and collaboratively develop a data analysis plan of action. I had the space to develop my coding skills and mathematic knowledge at my own pace and the support to work together on new ideas.”

Vidia Gokool