International Business and Leadership Internship Summit
A life-changing opportunity to work with businesses in the developing world
Meet with college admissions experts
Prepare for college with test preparation, scholarship and admissions assistance included in all programs
Explore career options with industry leaders
Explore career opportunities with leaders from organizations like the FBI, Exxon, the Secret Service, and Congress
Connect with peers from across the country
Explore the nation's capital and have fun with peers from all over the U.S.
Collaborate with peers to solve real problems
Work with some of the nation's best students while addressing real challenges and solving real problems
Prepare for college and your career ahead
Develop your leadership skills and prepare for careers in law, medicine, international development, or business
We Do Not Run Simulations. We Transform Lives.
Leadership Initiatives is a nonprofit designed to inspire and create the leaders of tomorrow, today. We accomplish this by exposing participating students to leading experts, elite career fairs, specialized mentors & exclusive tours. Pushing students to directly transform lives with the work they accomplish during the program.
Our long-term goal is to develop a generation of leaders that are poised to empower the world.
Elite Career Fairs
Leadership Initiatives host exclusive career fairs on the final night each conference. Students will have the opportunity to speak with leaders in multiple fields of study to help inspire students to learn more about what direction they would like to take in their lives.
Currently, Leadership Initiatives has lined up experts from: Capital Hill, State Department, Johns Hopkins, the Supreme Court, Secret Service, U.S. Military, NASA, World Bank, DC Appeals Court, Peace Corps, PNC Bank, Leadership Institute, Georgetown University, Doctors Without Boards, Dartmouth, the Nigerian Embassy, FBI, Exxon, National Institute of Health, GlobalGiving and many more.
Students are encouraged to meet with guests whose careers and/or fields of expertise best match their own interests. For example, students who have an interest in national security may elect to meet with officials from the U.S. Pentagon or students interested in Microbiology may choose to meet with officials from the National Institute of Health.
Work With Top Experts From Around The Globe
Director of Talent Acquisition, Dartmouth College
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.
Partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. His practice primarily focuses on white collar criminal matters,
Founder, Law Offices of Walter G. Birkel, P.C.
Terry Birkel considers himself a “victim’s lawyer”. He has aggressively represented wronged people during his 37 year career in Washington private practice, obtaining recoveries exceeding $50 Million in litigated and negotiated awards for plaintiffs in employment, securities, business tort
National Network for Returning Citizens
Courtney Stewart is the Chairman of The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, Founder and CEO of Mentoring Works2. Inc. a nonprofit 501 c (3) and President of Stewart’s Cleaning Service, LLC. He serves on the Board of Directors for
Wanda G. Caporaletti
Wanda Caporaletti is Of Counsel to Goodwin Weber PLLC, with an emphasis on workers compensation, personal injury, and family law matters. She obtained a B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury State University, and a JD from the University of Baltimore Law
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
Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Yale University
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
Former-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs at State Department
3D Communications-Executive Communications Coach
Penny Daniels is a strategic communications consultant and coach for pharmaceutical and device companies, academic institutions, government, and non-profits, empowering top executives and scientists to communicate effectively in urgent, high-pressure environments. An accomplished writer, Penny is recognized for her ability
Principal Deputy Director, Corporate Applications Office, National Reconnaissance Office COMMS
Dan Pond is a criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his career to working as a public defender representing indigent people at all stages of the criminal justice system, from initial arrest through trial and incarceration, and eventually back into
Associate Director of Admissions, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
As Associate Director of Admissions, Jonathan Glick counsels prospective students regarding all aspects of the law school application process and represents Maryland Carey Law at recruiting events throughout the United States and abroad. He also works on the development and
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 a “Choose Your Own Adventure” sessions! Students will meet with officials who will provide a private tour of places like the DC Appeals Court, Cancer research center at the National Institute of Health and the Israeli Embassy. These exclusive tours allow a small groups of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.
2018 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy
2018 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include: Supreme Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia & Washington D.C. Department of Correction
2018 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include: National Institute of Health, MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab, Center for Disease Control, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross & The National Museum of Health and Medicine