HOW FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE IS IT FOR STUDENTS?
Most university-run Washington, DC, internship programs charge students thousands of dollars to participate in their programs. The Hinckley Institute, however, has created a program where a student’s financial status should not inhibit his or her ability to participate. If the student's internship is unpaid, the Hinckley will provide a scholarship of approximately $850/month to cover living expenses. In addition, the Hinckley Institute heavily subsidizes housing costs. (Total rent cost is $900/month, the HIP covers $450/month and pays for utilities; students pay $450/month). Subsidized housing is available at Park Place Apartments for only $425/month. The apartments are located at 850 Quincy Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011. Four to five students share a two-bedroom, furnished apartment. Occasionally, the Hinckley Institute allows non-University of Utah students to stay in the student apartments for $850/month. All students are required to pay a $100 cleaning deposit before they occupy the apartments. The cleaning deposit will be returned to the student at the end of the semester based on the condition of the apartment.
Students should understand the costs associated with a DC internship and budget accordingly. Access the DC internship calculator to help you budget costs. Students are also eligible to apply for the Bill Rishel Loan which offers up to $2,500 a year to undergraduate students. The Bill Rishel Loan is low interest and students do not begin paying back the loan until after graduation.
Hinckley interns living in Washington, D.C. can now pay their rent online. Click on the buttons below to access the payment portal.
Students can pay cleaning deposits online. Click the button below to access the payment portal.