Programs that inspire and empower students to change the world

Advanced Law and Trial Summit

A unique opportunity for immersion in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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International Business and Leadership Internship Summit

A life-changing opportunity to work with businesses in the developing world

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Meet with college admissions experts

Prepare for college with test preparation, scholarship and admissions assistance included in all programs

Explore career options with industry leaders

Explore career opportunities with leaders from organizations like the FBI, Exxon, the Secret Service, and Congress

Connect with peers from across the country

Explore the nation's capital and have fun with peers from all over the U.S.

Collaborate with peers to solve real problems

Work with some of the nation's best students while addressing real challenges and solving real problems

Prepare for college and your career ahead

Develop your leadership skills and prepare for careers in law, medicine, international development, or business

We Do More Than Simulations. We Transform Lives.

For more than 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has partnered with outstanding high school students to gain real-world experience, explore future careers, develop leadership skills and experience college life.

For-profit summer education programs showcase simulations as the key component of their educational experience. As a Non-Profit organization, we are proud to offer real experiences that impact the lives of students and the individuals they are partnered with.

Join us today and start an internship with a business in the developing world, work with a DC lawyer on an impending court case, or partner with a doctor to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Unparalleled Career Experience

    Students receive job training and career experience working side-by-side with experts in the fields of law, medicine, business, and international development. At the end of each program, students participate in court cases, diagnose patients, and design solutions to problems facing businesses in the developing world.

  • College Application Assistance From Admissions Experts

    One-on-one training from the top college admissions experts. This training includes: school selection assistance, application guidance, essay assistance, interview preparation, and private Q&A sessions with college admissions officers from across the United States.

  • Expand Your Leadship Skills

    Students participate in revolutionary leadership workshops and team-building activities with a focus on organization, goal-setting, conflict resolution, group dynamics, persuasive communication, and an overall commitment to effecting positive change. Past students are now leaders at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, UCLA, Columbia, Oxford, and more.

  • Exclusive Tours

    Go behind the scenes of Washington, DC and explore The State Department, U.S. Supreme Court, National Institute of Health, World Bank, Pentagon, DC Police Academy, and more to see your future career in action.

  • Partner Directly With Leading Experts And Attend Private Career Fairs

    Students meet with leading figures in the fields of international diplomacy, business, medicine, and law through a series of consulting sessions, one-on-one discussions, lectures, and field work. Participants gain experience that sets them apart from their peers while allowing them to explore potential career paths.

  • Experience Life on Campus

    Enjoy the excitement of college life, lectures with renowned Georgetown University faculty, and build lasting connections with talented high school students from around the world.

An Unparalleled Educational Experience

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Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs 2018 Schedule

Explore Your Career & Transform Lives This Summer

International Leadership & Business Internship SummitJune 17th- June 23rdGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C.Sold Out!
Advanced Law & Trial Internship SummitJune 24th-June 30thGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C.Sold Out!
International Leadership & Business Internship SummitJuly 8th-July 14thGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C. Sold Out!
Advanced Law & Trial Internship SummitJuly 15th-July 21stGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C. Sold Out!
Advanced Medical & Public Health SummitJuly 22nd-July 28thGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C. Sold Out!
Advanced Medical & Public Health SummitJuly 29th-August 4thGeorgetown University, Washington, D.C. Sold Out!

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Partners and Sponsors

Global Giving
Great Nonprofits
International Youth Foundation
Future First Foundation
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
Starbucks Foundation