In-Person And Online Summer Programs That Empower Students To Change The World

Internship Summit

Advanced Law & Trial

Intern With A Law Firm On A Case of National Importance

Business Internship Summit

International Leadership &

Work Directly With CEOs To Solve Problems In The Developing World

Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical &

Diagnose A Real Patient And Save A Life

Admissions Experts

Meet With College

Prepare For College With Test Preparation, Scholarship, And Admissions Assistance Included In All Programs

With Industry Leaders

Explore Careers

Explore Career Opportunities With Leaders From Organizations Including The FBI, Exxon, The Secret Service, And Congress

Solve Real Problems

Collaborate With Peers To

Work With Some Of The Nation's Best Students While Addressing Real Challenges And Solving Real Problems

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We Do More Than Simulations.

For more than 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has partnered with outstanding high school students to gain real-world experience, explore future careers, and develop critical skills to create the next generation of leaders worldwide.

As a nonprofit organization, we are proud to offer real internships that impact the lives of students and the individuals they are partnered with.

Leadership Initiatives offers the leading experiential education programs for high school students with endorsements from the Microsoft Youthspark Program, the Starbucks Foundation, the International Youth Foundation, GlobalGiving, TestRocker, and the Future First Foundation.

While the current COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted most academic and extracurricular opportunities, Leadership Initiatives has expanded our decade of experience in education to our Summer Youth Development Programs to offer real-world internship experience in both a virtual environment and in-person at Georgetown University, providing participants with the confidence, knowledge, and practical skills to make their dreams a reality.

Join us today and start an internship with a business in the developing world, work with an attorney on an impending court case of national importance, develop anti-terrorism security strategies, or partner with a doctor to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

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We Transform Lives.

 

THE ONLY ONLINE SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD

WHERE STUDENTS...

Intern With A...

Business, Law Firm, Or Hospital

Work Directly With

College Admissions Officials

Receive Essay Review Services

& Letters Of Recommendation

Take Year-Round

SAT/ACT Training Courses

Students will have the opportunity to intern with a law firm, The Nagari Medical Clinic & Maternity Ward, and the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute.

At the end of each program, students participate in actual court cases, diagnose real patients, and design solutions to problems facing businesses operating in the developing world!

Participants receive online one-on-one guidance from top college admissions experts. This meeting includes school selection assistance, application guidance, interview preparation, and private Q&A sessions.

The program offers exclusive online college admissions panels with admissions officers from Yale, Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown, UCLA, the University of Chicago and many more.

Students gain access to TestRocker, which has been featured in Forbes, The WallStreet Journal and The Huffington Post as the premier online SAT/ACT training course for high school students.

TestRocker students have increased their SAT and ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.

Our editors will expertly improve the style, clarity, sentence structure, and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

Students will also receive original letters of recommendation written by the experts they are working with. Letters will showcase how the participant transformed a life during the program.

Student Benefits

Work with leading experts in law, business and medicine

Intern with a business, law firm, hospital, or security company

College application and career planning with ivy league admissions officers

COVID-19 specialized college application assistance

SAT/ACT training, college application essay editing and scholarship assistance

One-on-one mentorships with leaders in the student's field of interest

Work with top professors from Georgetown Law, Medical, and Business Schools

NSLC

Yale Summer Session

Leadership Initiatives

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Our Life-Changing Programs

Advanced Law & Trial

Internship

* Intern with a nationally famous law firm

* Work on a real court case of national importance

2020 Cases Involved: The Endangered Species Act Violations, Gender Discrimination In Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, and International Terrorism

Summer 2021 Cases To Be Announced Spring of 2021.

* Learn from Georgetown University Law Professors, Top DC

Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys

* Speak with Senators, Congresspeople and Capital

* Work with DC Police Detectives, FBI Agents, the ACLU

and more legal organizations

Hill Leaders to advocate on behalf of your Client's case

See Our In-Person Program Here

See Our Online Program Here

Watch Our Program Video Here

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International Leadership

& Business

Internship Summit

* Write A Grant Proposal and give a presentation to fund

* Work directly with top business CEO's, Development

Experts, Georgetown Professors, and Embassy Officials

Solutions for problems your business partner is facing

* Intern with a growing business in the developing world

* Proposals will be reviewed by leaders from The United

* Have a direct impact on your business partner in the

Nations, The State Department, and The US Pentagon

developing world

See Our In-Person Program Here

See Our Online Program Here

Watch Our Program Video Here

Advanced Medical &

Public Health Summit

* Work with advanced Telemedicine technologies

* Save a life in the developing world

Medicine, or Physical Therapy

* Identify a specialty and receive a mentor from the

* Learn from doctors how to identify, test for, and treat

Malaria, Typhoid, Anemia, and Acute Respiratory Infections

* Create a public health campaign using a real grant

and have it implemented in West Africa

fields of Surgery, Medical Research, Emergency

See Our In-Person Program Here

See Our Online Program Here

Watch Our Program Video Here

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Advanced Medical

Neuroscience Summit

* Meet with individuals with Neurological Disorders &

* Explore cutting-edge Neuroscience experiments that

examine the foundations of Neuroscience

Military Veterans with Cybernetic Enhancements

* Design & present a Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuroethics

proposal in front of a panel of Neuroscience Experts

* Work directly with doctors & medical experts from

* Gain a significant understanding of Neurophysiology

top institutions including Georgetown University

& Complex Neuro-interfaces

See Our In-Person Program Here

See Online Program Here

Watch Our Program Video Here

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National Security &

Intelligence Summit

* Write a grant proposal and give a presentation to fund a

security solution for a Security Company in the developing world

* Partner with current and former experts from The

Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Secret Service, National Security Agency, and more

* Gain real Security & Intelligence Collection experience

* Proposals will be reviewed by leaders from the Pentagon,

CIA, The State Department, and FBI

* Learn Counterterrorism Policies & Actions taken by The

U.S. Government for Domestic and International Terrorism

See Our In-Person Program Here

See Our Online Program Here

An Unparalleled Online Educational Experience

$0.92 Million Dollars In Financial Aid Awarded To Our 2018 Graduating Seniors
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0:1 Student To Staff Ratio
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Program

Dates

Location

Registration

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Leadership Initiatives 2021 In-Person Program Schedule

Advanced Law & Trial Internship

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

International Leadership & Business Internship

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

July 5th - July 11th

July 5th - July 11th

or

July 18th - July 24th

July 25th – July 31st

July 25th - July 31st

July 11th - July 17th

or

July 18th - July 24th

National Security & Intelligence Internship

July 11th – July 17th

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

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Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

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Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

July 5th - July 11th

International Leadership & Business Internship Tier II

Program

Dates

Location

Registration

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Leadership Initiatives 2021 Virtual Programs Schedule

Advanced Law & Trial Internship

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

International Leadership & Business Internship

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

July 11th - July 24th

July 5th - July 18th

July 18th – July 31st

July 11th - July 24th

June 20th - July 3rd

or

August 1st - August 14th

National Security & Intelligence Internship

June 27th – July 10th

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

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Online

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July 11th - July 24th

International Leadership & Business Internship Tier II

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Join Now To Transform The World

This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Student Name:

"

I had an extremely rewarding and informational experience as an intern part of this public health internship. Interacting with Nigerian doctors, seeing real patients, learning how to treat, prevent, and diagnose diseases, learning how to suture, make a cast, examine labs, etc. are all skills and experiences that I will definitely carry with me as I progress into my future career in the medical field. My final public health project was extremely useful in allowing me to not only understand and learn about the diseases but also how to help those in need of prevention from these diseases and how to protect those in high-risk areas."

Warren High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Isabel Medrano

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

Testimonial

Student Name:

"

Mr. Gali Yusuf is one of the most hard-working, family-oriented men that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His work ethic to provide for his family is so inspiring and continued to motivate me to find ways to help his business because he deserves it. These past two weeks has only made me want the best for him and his family and I'm so excited to see how our ideas will continue to benefit him."

Issaquah High School , Class of 2021

Summer Program:

School:

Chibueze A.

International Leadership & Business Internship

Advanced Law & Trial

Testimonial

Internship Summit

Student Name:

"

While we got to meet many amazing people and learn many interesting things, my favorite experience was working with my teammates and discussing with the staff. Everyone was so much fun to work with, I loved the environment and atmosphere that the staff and team leads created."

Charter School of Wilmington, Class of 2021

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I

Summer Program:

School:

Nick K.

Student Name:

Advanced Medical Neuroscience

Internship Summit

"

At the Leadership Initiatives Medical Neuroscience Summit I had the opportunity to interact and talk to leading neuroscientists in the country and I gained valuable knowledge concerning a variety of topics including neuroethics, neuroimaging, psychology, neuroanatomy, and many others. In addition to gaining more insight into the field of neuroscience, I gained training in writing a research proposal and using neuroimaging software. I had the privilege to work with four other hardworking students in the program on a research proposal that has the potential to be published."

Testimonial

Student Name:

College Station High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Riya P.

Student Name:

National Security &

Intelligence Internship

The Leadership Initiatives National Security and Intelligence Summit was a great way to spend my summer. Despite many internships being canceled due to COVID-19, Leadership Initiative still ran their programs by moving to an online format. In the program, my team and I worked to create a plan to protect Yobe State University, which is in Nigeria, from threats presented by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Over the course of two weeks, we got to consult with security experts from the US military, FBI, and NSA as we created our security solution. Our final solution included training for an active-shooter attack at the university for students, faculty, and security staff, as well as social awareness training in order for everyone at the university to have the ability to identify a potential threat. We also purchased walkie-talkies in order for the security staff to communicate, because they currently do not have any working equipment."

National Security & Intelligence Internship

Summer Program:

School:

Brigid W.

Testimonial

Willows Academy, Class of 2023

"

Parent

Testimonial

My daughter Lucy's transformation is an amazing one to us. She has always been a good student but there is now a sense of direction and focus, a personal invigoration, as well as a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction that shines through her, which we believe stems from her believing in herself more and having a more clear path that she has created for herself.

"

We couldn’t have asked for more. "

Parent Name:

American Heritage School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Lily W.

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."

"

Student Name:

Graduate from the University of Notre Dame

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Anna K.

TestRocker

Testimonial

I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.

"

I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2022

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Ashley M.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

SAT/ACT Training

TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States.

LI has designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices

YDP participants have access to college admissions panels with representatives from some of the top universities in the nation.

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College Probability Modeling

College Admission Panels

Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States. All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.

TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology & quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests. TestRocker combines highly-effective private tutors with the best technology on the market to increase student scores.

Students have increased their SAT & ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.

TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.

We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.

Click here to start using TestRocker for free today!

SAT/ACT Training

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Leadership Initiatives and our partners at Parchment, TestRocker and University Initiatives have designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices based on the students GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, financial need and more.

The Leadership Initiatives college admissions team will then help all participants narrow their college interest list and create a college application plan.

Financial Assistance Needs

Extra-Curricular Activities

Community Service

College Probability Calculator

Grade Point Average

SAT/ACT Training Scores

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College Probability Modeling

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Because our college admissions teamwork with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.

Summer program students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins-and-outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.

Students can speak directly with former admissions officers from schools such as Yale, Brown & UCLA. These individuals have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of college admissions.

Students are recommended to have their most pressing questions about the college application process ready so they can have them answered by someone who knows the application system inside and out.

Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topics, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.

College Admissions Panel

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College Essay Review

All YDP participants are able to submit five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection.

YDP students will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them by any LI staff member.

Students who participate in a YDP help create a new business or expand a growing business in a developing country

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Letters of Recommendation

Real-World Experience

All Youth Development Program paticipants receive one-on-one essay editing assistance from Leadership Initiatives partner University Connection.

This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!

Each student essay will be edited to ensure it makes an excellent impression at every stage of the competitive application process. The editors will improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.

Click here to submit college essays to review.

College Essay Review

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All participants in the Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students interns will also have the opportunity to have letters written by Leadership Initiatives partners from the International Business & Development Internship, International Public Health Internship, and International Law & Advocacy Internship.

These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:

Click here to request letters of recommendation.

Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkley School of Engineering

Matthew Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Assistance to Attend Harvard University

Ricky Toh - Outside Merit-Based Full-Ride Scholarship to Stanford University

Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Letters of Recommendation

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The single greatest thing any student can have when applying for college is an experience that sets them apart from their peers. Students who participate in the International Internship Program help develop solutions for real-world problems facing communities in developing nations.

Not only does this demonstrate each student’s immense dedication to the welfare of communities worldwide, but it also highlights crucial skills including organization, team collaboration, creativity, effective communication, and many more essential qualities of leadership.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Program participants have been accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, George Washington, University of Chicago, Northwestern, MIT, and other top colleges in the globe, due in part to the unmatched experience gained through the program

Real-World Experience

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Scholarship Assistance

LI has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for YDP students.

All participants in the YDP receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives.

LI will work to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.

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Resume Editing Assistance

Community Service

Hundreds of thousands of scholarships exist for upcoming college students, and financial aid and scholarships can be a deciding factor in a student’s ability to attend college.

However, many of these scholarships have unspecified stipulations and may only reward scholarship to students in a certain demographic (i.e. location, a relative who works at the respective company, etc.). Leadership Initiatives has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for IBIP students.

LI provides unmatched one-on-one scholarship assistance to each IBIP student through personalized searches, individual Skype calls, and scholarship essay editing services.

The graduating seniors of the Youth Development Programs have received over $5.4 million in financial aid and scholarships to attend college.

Scholarship Assistance

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One of the most important tools in the professional world is a clean, organized, and cohesive resume. As the first impression made on an employer, university, or other institution, a strong resume requires considerable thought and effort.

All participants of the Youth Development Programs receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives to create a fantastic resume and highlight all the important activities and academics that colleges, universities, and employers are looking for.

After students create their resume, Leadership Initiatives pays for professional editors to go through the resume line by line and make corrections and suggestions.

The editors will improve grammar, diction, formatting, and make suggestions on content.

Leadership Initiatives also provides professionally-designed resume templates which allow students to easily copy and paste their content into an effective format easily.

Letters of Recommendation

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With participants volunteering their time each week to the betterment of communities worldwide, the Youth Development Programs act as a source of community service hours to fulfill requirements for groups like The National Honors Society.

Leadership Initiatives will work with your school and their community service program to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.

Youth Development Program Participants participants have been accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, George Washington, University of Chicago, Northwestern, MIT, and other top colleges in the globe, due in part to the unmatched experience gained through the program

Click here to request a letter to verify your service hours.

Community Service

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SAT/ACT Training

SAT/ACT Training

Leadership Initiatives creates a personalized website for each International Internship Program team highlighting their collaborative efforts with their partner in the International Business & Development Internship, International Law & Advocacy Internship, or International Public Health Internship.

The website displays your team's solutions, grant proposal, photos of your partners, and illustrates the impact your team has had on the life and community of your partners. The website link is included in your letters of recommendation, allowing colleges to independently explore the phenomenal work done by each and every student.

Click below to view Youth Development Program websites.

Personalized Website

Advanced Law & Trial Internship

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

International Leadership & Business Internship

National Security & Intelligence Internship

Partners and Sponsors

Guide Star
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
Starbucks Foundation
Great Nonprofits
GlobalGiving
International Youth Foundation
TestRocker
University Connection