Programs That Inspire And Empower Students To Change The World

Internship Summit

Advanced Law & Trial

Intern At A Law Firm On A Case of National Importance

Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical &

Diagnose A Real Patient And Save A Life

Business Internship Summit

International Leadership &

Work Directly With CEOs To Solve Problems In The Developing World

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, 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.

Click Here To See How We Transform Lives

We Transform Lives.



Intern With...

A Business, A Law Firm Or A Hospital

Work Directly With

College Admissions Officials

Receive Essay Review Services &

& Letters Of Recommendation

Take Year-Round

SAT/ACT Training Courses

Students intern at the law offices of Goodwin Weber PLLC, The Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center 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 one-on-one training from top college admissions experts. This training includes school selection assistance, application guidance, interview preparation, and private Q&A sessions.

The program offers exclusive 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.

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Our Life-Changing Programs

Advanced Law & Trial

Internship Summit

* Intern With Nationally Famous Lawyer David P. Weber

* Work On A Real Court Case Of National Importance

2020 Cases Involve The FBI, The Panama Papers And The Protection Of Endangered Species

* Learn From Georgetown University Law Professors, Top DC

Prosecutors And Defense Attorneys

* Speak With Senators, Congressmen And Leaders On

* Meet With DC Police Detectives, FBI Agents,

The ACLU And More

Capital Hill To Advocate On Behalf Of Your Client's Case

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

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International Leadership

& Business Internship


* 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 To Problems Your Business Partner Is Facing

* Intern With A Growing Business In The Developing World

* Proposals Will Be Reviewed By Leaders From The United

* Attend Exclusive Tours Of The Nigerian, Israeli, Chinese,

Nations, The State Department And The US Pentagon

Swedish Embassies And More

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

Advanced Medical &

Public Health Summit

* Diagnose A Patient In The Developing World

Using Oculus Rift Technology

* Train At Howard University's Multi-Million Dollar Medical

* Identify A Specialty And Work With Surgical, Medical

* Learn From Doctors How To Identify, Test For And Treat

Malaria, Typhoid, Anemia And Acute Respiratory Infections

* Receive Certifications From The Red Cross For

First Aid, CPR, And Automated External Defibrillators

Simulation Lab

Research, Emergency Room Or Physical Therapy Experts

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

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National Security &

Intelligence Summit

* Write A Grant Proposal And Give A Presentation To Fund

* Partner with current and former experts from the Pentagon,

FBI, CIA, Secret Service, National Security Agency & more

A Security Solution For A Security Company In The Developing World

* Gain Real Security & Intelligence Gathering Experience

* Proposals Will Be Reviewed By Leaders From The Pentagon

* Attend Exclusive Tours Of The FBI, CIA, Pentagon, The State

CIA, The State Department, And FBI

Department, Andrews Airforce Base And More

Learn More Here

An Unparalleled Educational Experience

$0.58 Million Dollars In Financial Aid Awarded To Our 2018 Graduating Seniors
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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Leadership Initiatives 2020 Schedule

Over 750 Scholarships Available!

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit

June 28th – July 4th

July 19th – July 25th

July 5th – July 11th

July 19th – July 25th

July 26th – August 1st

July 5th – July 11th

July 26th – August 1st

July 12th – July 18th

National Security & Intelligence Summit

June 28th – July 4th

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

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Georgetown University, Washington DC

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Georgetown University, Washington DC

July 19th – July 25th

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II

Georgetown University

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.

Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.

Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!

Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,

Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.

2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Supreme Court, United States Congress,

Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.

2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

National Institute of Health,

Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Student Housing

Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.

Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.

Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.


Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.

Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.

We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.

Student Meal Plans

Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.

We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.

We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.

Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.

Continental Breakfast

Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants

Click The Logos Below To Review Their Menus

Student Safety

Student Health

Students Are Always With A Staff Member

If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured

Students With Medical Conditions

Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.

All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.

Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.

Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.

Student Arrivals And Departures

Students Arriving And Departing By Plane

Students Arriving By Car

Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program

Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.

Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.

Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.

When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.

If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.

Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

All students attending Leadership Initiatives Summer Programs are entitled to ten benefits that no other organization around the world offers to their participants. Each benefit is specifically designed to assist the participating student with entrance into college or gain experience/knowledge in a career they wish to one day pursue.

In 2019 our graduating seniors:

Received over $1.58 million dollars in scholarships for college.

Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.

85% of our graduating seniors requested and received letters of recommendation.

On average increased their ACT scores by 4 points and SAT scores by 240 points.

Click on the links to your left and to the right below to learn more.

Our Top 10 Academic, College Selection And College Application Benefits

1. College Admissions Counseling

2. College Probability Modeling

3. SAT/ACT Training Courses

4. College Essay Review Service

5. Letters Of Recommendation

College Application Benefits

Click On The Benefits Below

To Learn More

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.

One-On-One College Admissions Counseling

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.

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

College Probability Calculator

College Probability Calculator

Community Service

Extra-Curricular Activities

Financial Assistance Needs

SAT/ACT Test Scores

Grade Point Average

The college admissions team will then identify the most important areas students can focus on to increase their probability of gaining acceptance into their top college choices.

College Probability Modeling

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.

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

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.

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

Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS

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

We take accountability to support our students throughout their test-prep journey.

Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker

All summer participants are able to submit up to five college application essays for review by our partners at University Initiatives. University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications.

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.

To ensure language errors do not keep students from achieving their ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.

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

College Essay Review Service

Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Summit can request letters from the programs directors or lawyers they are interning with for letters of recommendation.

Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation. Students receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation from individuals whose lives they impacted and professionals they have partnered with.

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:

Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering

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

Ricky Toh - Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University

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

Letters Of Recommendation

Students will receive customized web pages based on which program they attend.

web pages include a portfolio that outlines the real court case each student

worked on, showcasing their actual internship with Goodwin Weber PLLC and their work advocating for clients on Capitol Hill.

Law Program

web pages showcase the student's internship with a business in the

developing world and their solution development presentation to members of the United Nations, Harvard's University Admissions Panel, and the US Pentagon.

Business Program

web pages include a full video of each student diagnosing a real patient

in the developing world using VR technology, the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification awarded by the Red Cross of America, and each student's work at the Howard University Medical Simulation Center.

Medical Program

A link to the website will be included in each student's personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.

Below are student websites from our 2019 summer programs.

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Student Career Websites

6. Student Career Websites

7. Elite College Admissions Panels

8. Career Mentorship Program

9. Scholarship Application Assistance

10. College Student Mentorship Program

College Selection Benefits

Click On The Benefits Below

To Learn More

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form a panel of college admissions officers to provide students with a firsthand account on how universities select their incoming students.

Students attend an exclusive Question and Answer Session with College Admissions Officers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, what activities stand out the most in student applications, and techniques to write a memorable application essay.

Participants in each program attend a specific graduate-level admissions panel to plan ahead to Law School, Medical School, and Business School.

No other program in the country offers pre-professional school advice directly from admissions officers, allowing students to plan ahead to their future careers and shape their path to success.

Elite College Admissions Panels

Leadership Initiatives partners summer program students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.

Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.

Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers.

Students receive the perceptive, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.

Career Mentorship Program

Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.

In 2019, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.

Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:

Notre Dame

UNC Chapel Hill

UC Berkley


Kansas State

The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)

Program participants received additional scholarships for: 

Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!

Scholarship Application Assistance

Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs summer program students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school.

Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.

Summer program students also have the opportunity to network with past participants, who attend the nation's foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US congressional officials, and many leading businesses nationwide.

These leaders will share the steps they took to achieve these goals and offer advice for your own personal journey into the university and career of your choosing.

College Student Mentorship Program

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Join Now To Transform The World

This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Having the opportunity to diagnose and recommend treatment to patients in other countries has made me fall in love with the field of medicine even more.


LI has contributed to my future in medicine and in the largest way possible; exposure to the field itself!"

Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Now Interning For Leadership Initiatives and Working Directly With Surgeons On Our Medical Tier 2 Program.


Summer Program:

Shane A.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



During my business internship, I researched and taught new welding techniques to my business partner Raibu. Working with Leadership Initiatives, I get to change lives and that is what now drives me every day.

I have never stepped foot in Bauchi, Nigeria, but it is my goal to change lives there for generations to come."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Creating new welding logos for his business partner Raibu.


Summer Program:

Korben L.

Advanced Law & Trial


Internship Summit


I truly believe Leadership Initiatives brought me a step closer to my goal of becoming a lawyer. It is mind-boggling that I meet with a member of Congress to advocate for my client. This experience gave me a chance to demonstrate my intellect and potential to those who have the power to change my life.

There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to complete such an amazing program."

Student Name:

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

Preparing To Attend Tier 2 Of The Advanced Law & Trial Summit.


Summer Program:

Melissa F.



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:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Lucy diagnosing her patient Hauwa Abubakar with Typhoid using Oculus Rift


Summer Program:

Lily W.

Student Mentorship


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:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Attending The University of Notre Dame on a full-ride academic & leadership scholarship.


Summer Program:

Anna K.



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:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Running Track As A Freshman At Saint Joseph’s University


Summer Program:

Ashley M.

Partners and Sponsors

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International Youth Foundation
Future First Foundation
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
Starbucks Foundation