Gain Real-World Experience And Targeted Skills In Business Development
International Leadership &
Business Internship Summit
Start a Real Business in the Developing World
Work With A Real Start-Up Business To Create A Logo, Marketing Strategy, And Business Plan
Collaborate With Leading Industry Experts
Work With Georgetown University Business Professors, CEOs, And Business Leaders
Work with College
One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers
Create a Business Plan and Professional Portfolio
Showcase Your Experience, Capability, And Potential For Employment Opportunities
The International Leadership And
Business Internship Summit Tier II
Launching A Real Start-Up
The Leadership Initiatives Advanced Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II is taking our first-of-its-kind accelerated internship to the next level. Students will choose a start-up business from the developing world to partner with. During this program, interns will learn how to skillfully build a business while simultaneously calculating risk – the essentials of constructing a successful enterprise.
Student participants will work closely with Georgetown University professors and business professionals in writing business plans, developing research skills, as well as learning teamwork, proper oral presentation techniques, and critical communication skills.
Along with guest speakers and interactive panels, interns have the unprecedented opportunity to interact with some of Washington’s top business leaders. These experts will lead a series of skill-development workshops to help students create a business plan for our own “Shark Tank” style presentation. Each
student-proposed solution will be implemented by the Nigerian start-up with a full grant from our sponsors.
Interns will work with others from around the world for this extraordinary opportunity to step into the role of a global entrepreneur. During this intensive program, students will learn from experts about business analytics, marketing planning, customer and market insights, as well as study the art of cross-cultural communication.
This curriculum will ensure that all students are well on their way to their future career in international business.
Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors
July 5th - July 11th, 2021
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
$3400 *30 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available
WE ARE THE ONLY SUMMER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
Students will intern with the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute at Georgetown University and work directly with one of four potential start-ups in their area of focus.
Focus areas include fighting hunger, technology and innovation, empowering women, and business expansion.
This internship takes you from ideation to launch, and challenges you to make the critical decisions that every successful entrepreneur faces.
At the summit, students will be partnered directly with leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, and Lockheed Martin to create revolutionary solutions to the problems their start-up is trying to solve.
Students will take classes from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business's top professors on how to create a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, and gain targeted skills in finance, operations, and policy.
Interns will allocate seed money for their business partner using a grant from our top sponsors.
Program participants with work with business owners to finalize the company's name, establish their brand, execute their marketing plan, and even decide the products they will sell.
Students' top solutions selected by the grant committee will receive additional funding over the course of one year to implement new services for their business partner.
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 one-on-one meeting with former admissions officers from Yale and Brown University to create the perfect college application.
Create a Business Plan, Logo, Website, and Marketing Initiative for a Start-up Business
Launch A Real Business
Determine How The Business Will Launch
Students will intern with the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute at Georgetown University and work directly with one of four start-ups.
At the conference, interns will work with marketing experts, artists, web designers, and more to create a business plan to launch a real business in the developing world.
Each internship team will determine how their business partner spends seed money given to launch their new business. Working in teams, you will develop your business idea while creating unique solutions to market problems facing the community your business will launch in.
Guest speakers and Georgetown professors will guide you through key focus areas of the launch as you learn to interpret market feedback, test your assumptions, and overcome challenges.
Implement Business Solutions With Industry Experts
Work One-On-One With Industry Leaders
Career Consulting Sessions From Business Pioneers
Summit participants will attend career counseling sessions with D.C. executives, allowing students to understand how to create a career plan for several industries.
2020 panels will include members of major organizations like Exxon, Booz Allen, PNC Bank, NBC studios, the Peace Corps and Georgetown University.
Intern teams will have small group discussions with leading CEOs and Georgetown's School Of Business professors working with students to create innovate plans for their business partners launch.
Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to help their start-up business partner improve their business venture.
Students have a rare opportunity to meet leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, the State Department, and Exxon.
Elite Meetings & Site Visits
Site Visits To Leading Business, Start-Up Incubators, and Specialized Tours
These events will allow students to learn how each corporation launches marketing plans, creates new products, and remains active within the community it resides.
Students will meet directly with executives and gain a deeper understanding of how multimillion-dollar decisions are made on a daily basis.
Interns will travel to the D.C. corporate offices of Microsoft, Exxon, and Lockheed Martin to meet with executives and gain a deeper understanding of how multimillion-dollar decisions are made on a daily basis.
Summit participants will head to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, USAID, Start-up Incubators and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions
Collaborate With Business and International Development Experts
Meet With College Admissions Experts
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The International Leadership and
Business Internship Summit Tier II
The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit Tier II
The International Leadership and Business Internship Summit Tier II
July 5th - July 11th
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Georgetown University, Washington DC
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:
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.
Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants
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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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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:
UNC Chapel Hill
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