Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical &

Intern With A Hospital And Diagnose Real Patients

Meet With Medical School Admission Experts

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

Diagnose Patients Using

Cutting-Edge Technology

Use Virtual Reality To Step Into A Clinic In Nigeria And

Help Physicians Diagnose Their Patients

Explore the Nation's Capital With Exclusive Tours

Visit Specialized Medical Facilities And Historic Sites In Washington, D.C.

Receive Real Certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED

Train With The Red Cross And Expand Your Medical Experience

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship Summit

The Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship Summit is a seven-day program at Georgetown University. This first-of-its-kind program pairs motivated high school students with medical pioneers from across the globe with the goal of training the next generation of doctors in the fields of emergency room medicine, surgery, medical research, & sports medicine.

In this accelerated internship, students will spend each day working with medical and health professionals, visiting top medical facilities and becoming certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Students will receive their choice of specialized training from Washington, D.C. Paramedics, Pediatric Surgeons, NIH Research Staff, and a Georgetown Division I Athletics Trainer.

For their final project, students will study the four most common diseases in developing countries across the globe with international medical experts. Using Microsoft and Facebook’s Oculus Rift technology students

will then diagnose a patient in sub-Saharan Africa with a doctor in real time and recommend a treatment.

Through our exclusive partnership with the Howard University Simulation Center, students will have the rare opportunity to perform an upper endoscopy, an abdominal ultrasound, and learn how to draw blood using state-of-the-art-simulation units.



Summit Dates:


Rising Freshman To Graduating Seniors

7 Days

July 5th – July 11th or July 26th – August 1st

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


$3400 *65 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available



Intern With A Hospital And

Diagnose Real Patients

Receive Certification in

First Aid, CPR, And AED

Meet With Medical School

Admissions Officers

Work Directly With Leading

Medical Experts

Students will intern for the Shifa Royal Hospital & Surgery Center learning directly from leading doctors in both the United States and the developing world. Students will meet directly with patients to identify their illness and recommend treatments.

This internship is ideal for any student who wants to add practical medical work experience to their resume, allowing them to discover their passion in the field of medicine.

Leadership Initiatives provides free training and certification from the Red Cross for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), First Aid And Emergency Treatment using state-of-the-art training equipment.

This in-depth medical training is an important first step towards a career in the medical field.

Students will work directly with doctors from international organizations and medical experts in the fields of Surgery, Neuroethics, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Public Health from the nation's premier hospitals and medical institutions.

Students will walk away from the program with direct experience and knowledge to begin a career in medicine.

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

Students attend an exclusive Q&A with Medical School Admissions Officers from Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins University.

Program Highlights

At Howard University’s State-of-the-Art Medical Training Facility

Medical Training

Conduct An Ultrasound

Use State Of The Art Robotic Patient Simulator

Learn How To Draw Blood

Students will gain training on how to draw blood using a phlebotomy arm simulator. The arm provides a realistic tissue feel and vein wall to assist with the training. Students practice placing a needle in the vein to draw blood. During this procedure, the medical facilitator will walk students through blood-drawing techniques and improve the communication skills they will use with future patients.

The SimMan 3G resides in a fully equipped simulation operating room and will provide students with an opportunity to understand complex medical situations like seizures without risk to patients. The simulation robot will reinforce skills they learn throughout their time at the summit.

Students will receive an introductory course on ultrasounds and learn the cognitive skills that are needed to interpret the ultrasound image, develop psychomotor skills, and learn how to handle an ultrasound probe on a manikin-based ultrasound simulator.

Using Oculus Rift Technology At The Royal Shifa Hospital & Surgery Center In Bauchi State, Nigeria

Diagnose A Patient

Work Directly With Leading Doctors

Learn How To Identify Diseases In Real Patients

Use Next Generation Medical Technology

Using Oculus Rift Goggles, students will be transported to a hospital in Bauchi State Nigeria, where they will be able to interact with patients in real time. Using a doctor in Nigeria as an extension of themselves, students will examine and diagnose a patient who cannot afford medical care.

Every patient diagnosed by a student will receive free medical care that they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Students will receive advanced diagnostic training on the four leading causes of death in Northern Nigeria: malaria, typhoid fever, nutritional anemia, and acute respiratory infections (ARI).

Dr. Garba-Aliyu, who has over twenty years experience treating patients in the developing world, will teach interns how to diagnose patients in desperate need of medical treatment.

Meet With The Nation's Top Surgeons, EMT's, Medical Researchers, and Physical Therapists

Learn From Medical Experts

Choose Your Field Of Expertise

On-Site Doctors For Continuous Medical Training

Exclusive Field Trips & Medical Seminars

During the conference, students will have the opportunity to visit Georgetown University Hospital, the National Institute of Health, Howard University's School of Medicine, and more to interact with medical experts directly in the field.

Leadership Initiatives will also host three medical seminars with experts from across the United States, bringing students in direct contact with the future of medicine.

A licensed doctor will be on staff and staying in the dorms with the students allowing medical training to continue well after 5pm. The doctor will teach additional courses in suturing, diagnosing patients, and using medical equipment.

Students will work with medical specialists in the fields of surgery, emergency room medicine, medical research, physical therapy, and sports medicine.

Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

Georgetown University Hospital
National Institute of Health
American Red Cross
Shifa Royal Hospital
Office of Health Affairs

Collaborate With Top Medical Minds

Dr. James Giordano

Chief of Georgetown University's Neuroethics Studies Program and Co-executive Director for the Center for Policy on Emerging Technology

Dr. Aisha Garba

LI Medical Summit Education Director

Tamara L. Owens MEd

Howard University Health Sciences-Founding Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centers

Ahmed Mohammed

Harvard Medical School-Director of Talent Acquisition

Dr. Ryan Murray

Georgetown University Hospital-Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Blair Heinke

Georgetown University-Team Physician

Dr. John Jacob

Montefiore Health System-Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow

Nancy Warneke

Lead Health & Safety Instructor American Red Cross

Dr. Oyetewa Oyerinde

Georgetown University Hospital-Resident Doctor & The National Institute Of Health-Researcher

Erin Humphries

Tenleytown Fire Department Washington, D.C.-First Response Team Lead EMT & Paramedic

Carmine C. Carullo

ExxonMobil-Planning & Performance Analysis Manager for Medicine & Occupational Health (Retired)

Gabriel Felix

Board of Trustees for the National Medical Association-Board Member

Tara Mowery

Chief, Visitor Operations at National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Learn From Top Medical School Admissions Officers

Ed Meyertholen

Georgetown University-Assistant Dean and Director of Pre-Health Programs

Holli Selman

George Washington University School of Medicine-Assistant Director Of Admissions

Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University-Senior Associate Dean for Admissions

Paul T. White

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Assistant Dean for Admissions

Meet With College Admissions Experts

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!

Keith Baker

Assistant Dean for Admissions andAssistant Professor of Biochemistry& Molecular BiologyVCU School of Medicine
Keith Baker

Assistant Dean for Admissions andAssistant Professor of Biochemistry& Molecular BiologyVCU School of Medicine

Nuclear receptors are a superfamily of highly conserved transcription factors that bind small lipophilic compounds such as fatty acids, steroids, and bile acids. Upon binding to these ligands, nuclear receptors facilitate expression of genes involved in diverse processes, including development, maturation, reproduction, and metabolic homeostasis. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the cellular and organism-wide role(s) of nuclear receptors and their partner proteins. Accordingly, we use the fruit fly, /Drosophila melanogaster/, as a model organism to delineate fundamental aspects of nuclear receptor-mediated transcription pathways under varying developmental and environmental conditions. Our current studies focus on the transcriptional regulation of glycolytic pathways by the estrogen receptor-related receptor (ERR). Mounting evidence suggests that ERR significantly impacts nearly every aspect of carbohydrate metabolism. Moreover, we have recently discovered a direct link with ERR to the hypoxia-inducible factor-1a (HIF-1).


HIF-1 sits at the top of a transcriptional hierarchy that mediates a broad cellular adaptation program in response to oxygen deprivation. It has been estimated that 2-5% of all genes change their expression profile in a HIF-dependent manner when subjected to hypoxia; these changes often have a profound effect on cellular ‘character’ and decision-making. Among the processes most affected are the stimulation angiogenesis, erythropoiesis, and glycolysis. Importantly, ectopic and unregulated activity of the HIF-1 pathway occurs in many forms of human cancers, making HIF-1-mediated transcription an attractive target for cancer therapy. ERR’s unexpected role in the hypoxic response provides a new avenue by which the HIF-1 pathway may be targeted. In particular, we are interested in understanding the circumstances that dictate ERR collaboration with HIF-1 and how this pairing influences energy expenditure decisions.

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.

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.

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.

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Advanced Medical Internship Summit

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July 5th – July 11th

July 26th - August 1st

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC



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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 Neuroscience Program.


Summer Program:

Shane A.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives Medical Summit was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to get a realistic perspective on the medical field. The arrangement of the program allows us to do so many incredible things that many others do not have the opportunity to do. They provide phenomenal guest speakers to talk with us and give us insight into our future aspirations. The summit promoted me to want to strive to pursue a career in medicine."


Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

An IBIP student who's planning on attending the Advanced Neuroscience Summit in 2019


Summer Program:

Arielle P.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Being able to talk to so many medical professionals and help others in underprivileged communities during a Leadership Initiatives summer program was such an enlightening experience.


Leadership Initiatives gave me the opportunity to understand more about public health, and because of this, I feel better prepared for college than I did before I attended. I would gladly recommend this program to anyone that wants to learn more about the field of medicine."

Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

A LI intern who's working with the Shifa Royal Hospital to work on the 2019 medical programs.


Summer Program:

Noah K.

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

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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.

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

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 and Trial Internship Summit Fraud Case

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

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:

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