Gain Real Experience Working With Corporate Leaders And Business WorldWide

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

Create Solutions for Businesses in the Developing World

Work Directly With Entrepreneurs To Solve The Problems Facing Their Business

Collaberate with U.S. & International Leaders

Tour Embassies, U.S. Government Agencies And Learn From Their Leadership Teams

Meet With Business School Admission Experts

Become An Ideal Candidate For Acceptance Into The Country's Top Business Schools

Collaborate with Leading Industry Experts

Research Problems And Present Your Solutions To A Panel Of Development Experts

Slide thumbnail

The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit

Enroll Here
Interest Form
Student Website

The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit is a first-of-its-kind program that pairs motivated high school students with corporate leaders to develop solutions for real-world problems faced by businesses in developing nations.

Students will address challenges their business partner is facing by researching and designing potential solutions and presenting these solutions to a panel of business development experts.

Top proposals will receive a grant to enact their solutions over a one-year period.

Throughout the internship, students will connect with leaders from leading corporations including Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon, NBC, Sysco Systems, and Exxon Mobile along with international development experts from the US Department of State, the United Nations, the US Pentagon, the International Youth Foundation, GlobalGiving, and Harvard University to develop unique solutions to problems their business partners are facing.

Most importantly, students will be able to transform the lives of their business partner and the community their business partner serves.

Students will also attend exclusive tours of the Nigerian, Swedish, Chinese, Israeli, French & Iraqi embassies each tour will have special question and answer sessions from leading embassy officials.



Summit Dates:

Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

$3200 *55 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available

7 Days

July 5th - July 11th, 2021





Intern With A Business

And Solve Real Problems

Work With Business Experts

From Across The Globe

Meet With Top Admissions

Officers From Across The US

Receive Grants To See Their

Ideas Put Into Action

Students will intern with the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute at Georgetown University and work directly with one of six business owners in their area of focus.

Focus areas include fighting hunger, technology, and innovation, empowering women, business expansion, counterinsurgency, and orphan care,

This internship is ideal for any student who wants to add practical business work experience to their resume.

At the summit, students will be partnered directly with business owners in the developing world and US experts to assist the students in creating revolutionary solutions to the problems their business partners are facing.

Imagine developing solutions for a computer repair company in West Africa by partnering with an expert from Microsoft or solving problems for a security company in Northern Nigeria by working with a leader from the US Pentagon to develop counterinsurgency measures.

For participants final projects as an intern, they will present each solution they have created to a grant committee for funding.

The committee will have representatives from the United Nations, Harvard, the US Pentagon, the Future First Foundation and Leadership Initiatives.

Top solutions, will be selected by the grant committee and receive full funding to see the interns ideas for the business partner implemented over the course of one year.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form our College and Business School Admissions Panels to provide students with a firsthand account of what universities look for in their accepted students.

Students attend an exclusive Q&A sessions with Admissions Officers from Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University.

Click On Your Field Of Interest Below To Learn More

We bring in specialized mentors, experts and instructors for each focus area

Choose Your Area Of Focus And Business Partner

Food Security and Fighting Hunger

Food availability in Nigeria is largely based on the area, climate, and access to farmable land. While the Southern regions of Nigeria benefit more than their Northern counterparts, all areas struggle to maintain access to readily available and diverse food supplies.

Businesses within this category usual began as subsistence farmers that produced only enough food to provide for their families. These farmers eventually adopted advanced farming techniques and are now working to provide for their entire community.

Within this category, there are businesses that work on the following: the production and sale of pastries, the use of irrigation techniques to help grow fruits and vegetables to be sold at local markets, the raising and selling fish, the ownership and maintenance of a restaurant and the production and distribution of yogurt.

Nearly all food production addresses systemic vitamin deficiencies and issues related to nutrition.

Develop new ways to breed fish, transport fish to market, increase fish size, feeding methods, and water purity.

Improve soil fertility, new stem grafting methods for fruit trees and better water management practices.

Learn more foreign recipes to add to menus, create new advertising plans and food delivery methods

Fish Farming

Irrigation Farming

Local Restaurants

Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from Johnson & Johnson, Booz Allen and Exxon Mobil

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Business Partners

Orphan Independence and Skills Program

The Orphan Care Independence and Skills Training Program was originally developed in response to requests from LI Business Owners. Once their own businesses were off their ground, some business owners wanted to give back to their communities by helping children who had been orphaned, to give them hope for a better life.

Generally, these are youth previously known by the business owners, and in whom they have taken a special interest. In order to ensure that all of the orphans taken in were cared for and working towards the mastery of a skill, LI initiated the Orphan Independence and Skills Training Program to establish a set of best practices for its participants.

Leadership Initiatives has established an evolving skills curriculum for youths through which they must progress during the course of their apprenticeships. Further, the staff set apprentice wages that allow for the orphans to earn an income while learning a skill. In this area, students will be creating new educational methods and care-taking standards for the Independence and Skills Training Program.

Creating new and engaging ways to teach the students of Leadership Initiatives Orphan Independence and Skills Program how to learn the english language.

Explain and teach basic math skills through a cultivation of lessons, games, and interactive activities that will engage the young students.

Creating a basic teaching manual with different teaching topics for the guardians of orphans within the skills and independence program.

English Lessons

Basic Math Skills

Teaching Manuals

Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from Johnson & Johnson, Exxon and GlobalGiving

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Curriculum Focus

Technology & Innovation In Business

Leadership Initiatives provides opportunities for our students to learn and engage in technological innovation. Students provide small business owners with inventive ideas to harness their talents, increase capacity building and further improve their businesses in an increasingly digital economy.

Previous students have helped technology repair companies to expand cell phone services, design new repair techniques for ambulances and taxi services and found new ways to conserve fuel for genators, saving and transforming thousands of lives.

Students partnering with these shop owners will work bring new technology and services to areas where they are needed the most.

Learn how to recover lost hard drive data, replace Apple and laptop hard drives and better ways to repair/replace broken screens, keys, and chargers.

Create a website with service reminders and payment system, and how-to manual for fixing block heaters and new methods for repairing oil, fuel and coolant leaks.

Teach new cell phone repair methods, new financial management & phone repair system and how to restore corrupted operating systems for Android phones.

Computer Repair

Generator Repair

Mobile Phone Repair

Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from Harvard and the Leadership Institute

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Business Partners

Empowering Women

Women’s rights and empowerment play a vital role in transforming developing communities across the globe. Access to education and involvement in economic development give women the opportunity to gain further independence and contribute to the economy in ways that were not possible decades ago.

Leadership Initiatives partners with women who own or wish to start their own small businesses by providing them with investors, training, and the expertise necessary to successfully run and grow their organizations. By investing in women, Leadership Initiatives seeks to further empower communities, close gender gaps and provide access to opportunities that create thriving businesses where they currently do not exist.

Previous Leadership Initiatives women business owners have created jobs for women in areas where employment was once impossible. These jobs have allowed countless children to attend school because of the new financial stability provided to their families.

Create a finance tracking and saving system, a new marketing plan, and find new recipes for your business partner.

Teach new hairstyles, nail designs, hair treatment techniques and financial management plans.

Teach new makeup methods, designs, and cosmetics. Design a new advertising plan, wedding photo sharing system and Facebook page with an ordering system.



Wedding Make Up

Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from Johnson & Johnson, Booz Allen and Exxon Mobil

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Business Partners

Business Expansion

Transportation infrastructure is often in poor shape with inadequate investment allocated for road construction and repair. While national efforts are underway to research options for safer road transportation, the current conditions result in regular damage to vehicles, and transportation repair is often needed.

Leadership Initiatives beneficiaries own transportation businesses specializing in automotive body shop repair, automotive mechanical repair, automotive electrical repair, and motorcycle repair. Expansion of these businesses is necessary due to high demand.

In addition, beneficiaries are interested in expanding other high-demand businesses including welding for new construction opportunities and tailoring a new booming industry in several developing communities. As communities grow and demand increases for everyday and ceremonial clothing, our beneficiaries’ tailoring and textile businesses are ripe for expansion.

Learn how to weld outward opening windows for homes and businesses, create a new sales booklet, learn how to weld metal beds and sofas.

Learn new ways to repair car dents, how to replace a driving shaft and new financial management & employee training system.

How to combine different Nigerian cultural dress styles with modern clothing, how to manage inventories for two dress shops and create a branding plan.


Auto Repair


Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from GlobalGiving, Exxon and PNC Bank

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Business Partners

Counter Insurgency and Business Relations

Students within this program will be partnered with businesses in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria where the terrorist group Boko Haram originated. Boko Haram continues to perpetuate violence and displacement of citizens in the area.

Leadership Initiatives helps regions overcome the obstacles and instability brought about by surrounding terrorism and destruction that may otherwise seem insurmountable. LI trains small business owners within these areas to become strong, knowledgeable businessmen and women.

Students can partner with local security companies entrusted with protecting entire communities, secondary education schools designed to create an educated workforce, and electrical repair shops that are essential to improving living and economic conditions for the community.

Create a security alarm installation marketing plan, new copper wiring insulation methods, how-to manuals for solar panel installation.

Assist with the creation of new computer education classes, skills training courses and resume services.

Create security alarm installation marketing plan, new copper wiring insulation methods, how-to manuals for solar panel installation.

Local Security Companies

Secondary Education School

Electrical Repair Shops

Students Will Help Their Business Partners Accomplish The Following Goals:

Program participants will work directly with experts from U.S. Pentagon and the International Youth Foundation

Select Another Area Of Focus

1. Fighting Hunger

3. Empowering Women

4. Counter Insurgency

5. Orphan Care

6. Business Expansion

2. Technology & Innovation

Business Partners

Slide thumbnail

Program Highlights

Intern directly with a business owner in the developing world and create solutions to transform their community

Life-Changing Internship

Choose Your Internship Field

On-Site Development Expert

Students will work directly with Umar Muhammad, a development expert with thirty plus years of experience in international development.

Mr. Muhammaed has worked with leaders from Harvard, The State Department, Exxon, and Booze Allen to create innovative business solutions in the developing world.

Umar's work has lead to the creation of over fifty businesses created in sub-Saharan Africa.

Students choose between Fighting Hunger, Technology & Innovation, Empowering Women, Business Expansion and Counter-Insurgency.

Interns will partner with specific mentors and gain hands-on business experience designing new filtration systems for fish farms, creating advertising plans for catering shops and creating a new curriculum for an orphan care center.

Students have a rare opportunity to meet ambassadors, trade experts, and development icons

Exclusive Site Visits

Embassy Tours and Round Tables

Exclusive Business Site Visits

Go behind the scenes to see how a successful business operates and gain a greater understanding of how your career can align with your interests and passions.

Business managers will supply insights from their own experience and guide students through the key elements of running a business during site visits.

Students will have the opportunity to tour embassies, including the People’s Republic of China, France, Sweden, Israel, Austria, Brazil, Iraqi, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey, as well as a European Union lecture focused on international development and immigration issues.

The students will engage with experts from a diverse set of worldviews, enabling them to learn the challenges and thrills of pursuing a career in international business.

Slide thumbnail

Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

US Department Of State
World Bank
The Pentagon
Peace Corps

Slide thumbnail

Collaborate With Business and International Development Experts

Slide thumbnail

Meet With College Admissions Experts

Erica Curtis

Brown University-Admissions Evaluator (Former)
Erica Curtis

Brown University-Admissions Evaluator (Former)

I am a Former Admissions Evaluator at Brown University and have been working in college admissions for almost a decade. I have enjoyed counseling hundreds of students through the college admissions process as the Director of College Counseling and Associate Director of College Counseling at various independent schools in Maryland. My knowledge of selective college admissions has only increased through membership in NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and PCACAC (Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling) and travel to professional conferences and campus visits.

I also love teaching students and have taught US history, American government, French and psychology classes in the past. My foray into education began with a year abroad in South Korea teaching ESL.

I have my BA from the Pennsylvania State University in History and French, MA from Columbia University in French Studies, and a MAT from Brown University in Secondary Education. I lived  abroad in Paris for three years and take every opportunity to return to France as often as possible.

When I am not advising students about the college admissions process, I am an avid knitter, weaver, baker, and hiker.

Reggie McGahee

George Washington University-Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Reggie McGahee

George Washington University-Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

A former National Bar Association“Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40”, Reginald A. McGahee became an Assistant Dean at Howard University School of Law at the age of 26. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions and is well known for his innovative ideas and dedication to helping shape the future of the law school.

A Georgia native, Dean McGahee graduated South Carolina State University (“SCSU”) with honors with dual degrees in English and Political Science. While at SCSU, he travelled the country to represent his undergrad, was selected to serve as a Washington DC Capitol Intern, served as the Student Director of the South Carolina Legislative Black and was selected as a fellow at the University of Virginia Ralph Bunche Summer Institute in the area of political science for his research in group utility heuristics in the African American Community.

In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Reginald is a former partner at Mincey, Battle and McGahee, LLP, where he negotiated contracts for professional athletes. Dean McGahee has spoken internationally in Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, France, London, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates and at over 100 events domestically. His areas of expertise range from law school admissions, diversity in the legal profession, student and professional success to the impact that education has on emerging communities in the 21st century.

Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)
Susan Shifflett

Yale University-Assistant Director of Admissions (Former)

Born and raised in northern California, I am an ABC (American-born Chinese) of Hakka heritage and speak Chinese and English. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, I am very familiar with high schools in the northern California and Washington DC regions.

I love working with students! As an admissions officer at Yale, I loved seeing students on campus that I had “met” (on paper) through the application process. Since then, I have continued to work alongside American and Chinese students who have interned in my workplaces, in the private sector, government, and NGOs, both in the U.S. and in China (I worked in Beijing for 3 years).

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, Charlie, and our 2-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, Zebedee. Some of my hobbies include triathlons, guitar, and eating out!

Theodosia S. Cook

Dartmouth College-Director of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Theodosia S. Cook

Dartmouth College-Director of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Experienced Fellow with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Higher Education, Secondary Education and Diversity Training. Currently driving greater organizational awareness by applying principles of inclusive leadership, organization development, adult learning, and instructional design to create systems and initiatives to bring the very best out of people and institutions.

Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.
Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.

Annie Vinik joined Vinik EPS in 2014 after a thirteen-year career on college campuses. In her years as an academic advisor, Annie helped hundreds of students successfully transition to college life and now uses her experience and nuanced understanding of university culture to guide her clients through the college admissions process. In addition to her work with high school students, Annie also helps college students with graduate school admissions.

Annie holds a bachelors degree from Duke University and a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before joining Vinik EPS, she was an Associate Director of Academic Advising at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where she helped students map out their academic plans, from orientation through graduation and beyond. Her work also focused on undergraduate research and study abroad.

Prior to GW, Annie taught English in France, worked at the Duke University Law School, and oversaw the study abroad program at the Olin College of Engineering. As an undergraduate, Annie spent a year studying abroad in Paris. She also volunteered in the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions and later served as an alumni interviewer for the university. A graduate of Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, she was a member of the school's Alumni Board for almost ten years, including two as president.

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Enroll Today Interest Form Nomination Form Nomination Form Sample Business Schedule Sample Student Medical Website Sample Medical Schedule





International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

July 5th - July 11th

Georgetown University, Washington DC


International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Enroll Now To Receive A $500 Scholarship

55 Scholarships Remain

All-Inclusive Tuition Cost-$3200

Slide thumbnail

Join Now To Transform The World

This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

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.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



Leadership initiatives not only gave me the opportunity to meet with new people and expand my networking ability tenfold, but I also found I had a knack for team building and creative thought. Last year's business summit changed my life for the better, especially with joining an IBIP team. I'm very excited and prepared to change lives again this summer, it'll be nice to see Marshall again too."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

Working with his LI business partner who recieved a grant from GlobalGiving


Summer Program:

Aidan L.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit has been a life-changing experience. Not only am I able to make a difference, but I’ve also made many friends and relationships with people all over the country and even the world! My time at Georgetown was one of the most amazing experiences that I’ve ever had. I am so grateful to Leadership Initiatives and all the opportunities they’ve brought to me and my peers."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Created new filtration system for fish farming business partner.


Summer Program:

Calvin W.

Slide thumbnail

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



Without the International Leadership and Business Internship Summit (ILBIS), I never would’ve gained the pivotal skill set of leadership, communication, and teamwork. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people I’ve been able to meet through Leadership Initiatives and for the excitement I’ve been able to share with them in creating global change. In just one week, the ILBIS gave me friends for life from around the world and sparked the realization that I want to pursue international affairs as a career path."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Studying business at the University of Notre Dame.


Summer Program:

Callie W.

Slide thumbnail

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



Leadership initiatives is an incredible program. It is amazing that my group, as teenagers, could actually help a business owner in Nigeria. I love staying on the Georgetown campus and touring DC. I made so many valuable connections that I know will help me in the future. LI has given me skills that are already helping me to reach my goals. I am very excited to attend the tier 2 business program this summer and take this program to the next level."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

Working as an intern to plan the 2020 International Business Internship Summit Tier II.


Summer Program:

Nick S.

Slide thumbnail

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



My first year IBILS was probably one of the best experiences I’ve had throughout my high school life. The newfound skills and the amazing work our team was able to accomplish was something that was really life-changing. Adding onto that, the bonds and friends I was able to make during that one week were also something I don’t think I could’ve found anywhere else. For these reasons and more, I truly am overjoyed to be given another opportunity to take my knowledge one step further."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier I and II

Launched a new business using a grant from microsoft.


Summer Program:

Sean Y.

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.

Slide thumbnail

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

Partners and Sponsors

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