Online Programs That Inspire And Empower Students To Change The World

Internship Summit

Advanced Law & Trial

Intern With A Law Firm On A Case of National Importance

Business Internship Summit

International Leadership &

Work Directly With CEOs To Solve Problems In The Developing World

Public Health Summit

Advanced Medical &

Diagnose A Real Patient And Save A Life

Admissions Experts

Meet With College

Prepare For College With Test Preparation, Scholarship, And Admissions Assistance Included In All Programs

With Industry Leaders

Explore Careers

Explore Career Opportunities With Leaders From Organizations Including The FBI, Exxon, The Secret Service, And Congress

Solve Real Problems

Collaborate With Peers To

Work With Some Of The Nation's Best Students While Addressing Real Challenges And Solving Real Problems

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We Do More Than Simulations.

For more than 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has partnered with outstanding high school students to gain real-world experience, explore future careers, and develop critical skills to create the next generation of leaders worldwide.

As a nonprofit organization, we are proud to offer real internships that impact the lives of students and the individuals they are partnered with.

Leadership Initiatives offers the leading experiential education programs for high school students with endorsements from the Microsoft Youthspark Program, the Starbucks Foundation, the International Youth Foundation, GlobalGiving, TestRocker, and the Future First Foundation.

While the current COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted most academic and extracurricular opportunities, Leadership Initiatives has expanded our decade of experience in online education to our Summer Youth Development Programs to offer real-world internship experience in a virtual environment, providing participants with the confidence, knowledge, and practical skills to make their dreams a reality.

Join us today and start an internship with a business in the developing world, work with an attorney on an impending court case of national importance, develop anti-terrorism security strategies, or partner with a doctor to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

Click Here To See How We Transform Lives

We Transform Lives.




Intern With A...

Business, Law Firm, Or Hospital

Work Directly With

College Admissions Officials

Receive Essay Review Services

& Letters Of Recommendation

Take Year-Round

SAT/ACT Training Courses

Students intern with the law offices of Goodwin Weber PLLC, The Nagari Medical Clinic & Maternity Ward, and the Leadership Initiatives Business Development Institute.

At the end of each program, students participate in actual court cases, diagnose real patients, and design solutions to problems facing businesses operating in the developing world - all online!

Participants receive online one-on-one guidance from top college admissions experts. This meeting includes school selection assistance, application guidance, interview preparation, and private Q&A sessions.

The program offers exclusive online college admissions panels with admissions officers from Yale, Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown, UCLA, the University of Chicago and many more.

Students gain access to TestRocker, which has been featured in Forbes, The WallStreet Journal and The Huffington Post as the premier online SAT/ACT training course for high school students.

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

Our editors will expertly improve the style, clarity, sentence structure, and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

Students will also receive original letters of recommendation written by the experts they are working with. Letters will showcase how the participant transformed a life during the program.

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Our Life-Changing Programs

Advanced Law & Trial

Internship Summit

* Intern with nationally famous lawyer David P. Weber

* Work on a real court case of national importance

2020 Cases Involve: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Endangered Species Act Violations, and International Terrorism

* Learn from Georgetown University Law Professors, Top DC

Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys

* Speak with Senators, Congresspeople and Capital

* Work with DC Police Detectives, FBI Agents, the ACLU

and more legal organizations

Hill Leaders to advocate on behalf of your Client's case

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

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International Leadership

& Business

Internship Summit

* Write A Grant Proposal and give a presentation to fund

* Work directly with top business CEO's, Development

Experts, Georgetown Professors, and Embassy Officials

Solutions for problems your business partner is facing

* Intern with a growing business in the developing world

* Proposals will be reviewed by leaders from The United

* Have a direct impact on your business partner in the

Nations, The State Department, and The US Pentagon

developing world

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

Advanced Medical &

Public Health Summit

* Work with advanced Telemedicine technologies

* Save a life in the developing world

Medicine, or Physical Therapy

* Identify a specialty and receive a mentor from the

* Learn from doctors how to identify, test for, and treat

Malaria, Typhoid, Anemia, and Acute Respiratory Infections

* Receive certifications and online training from

The Red Cross for First Aid, CPR, and AED

fields of Surgery, Medical Research, Emergency

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

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Advanced Medical

Neuroscience Summit

* Meet with individuals with nNeurological Disorders &

* Explore cutting-edge Neuroscience experiments that

examine the foundations of Neuroscience

Military Veterans with Cybernetic Enhancements

* Design & present a Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuroethics

proposal in front of a panel of Neuroscience Experts

* Work directly with doctors & medical experts from

* Gain a significant understanding of Neurophysiology

top institutions including Georgetown University

& Complex Neuro-interfaces

Learn More Here

Watch Program Video Here

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National Security &

Intelligence Summit

* Write a grant proposal and give a presentation to fund a security solution for a Security Company in the developing world

* Partner with current and former experts from The Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Secret Service, National Security Agency, and more

* Gain real Security & Intelligence Collection experience

* Proposals will be reviewed by leaders from the Pentagon, CIA, The State Department, and FBI

* Learn Counterterrorism Policies & Actions taken by The U.S. Government for Domestic and International Terrorism

Learn More Here

An Unparalleled Online Educational Experience

$0.92 Million Dollars In Financial Aid Awarded To Our 2018 Graduating Seniors
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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Leadership Initiatives 2020 Schedule

Over 750 Scholarships Available!

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Summit

July 19th - August 2nd

July 5th - July 18th

July 5th - July 18th

July 19th - August 2nd

July 12th – July 25th

National Security & Intelligence Summit

June 28th – July 11th






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July 19th - August 2nd

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit Tier II

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

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

In 2020 our graduating seniors:

Received over $6.92 million dollars in scholarships for college.

Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.

87% 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 Connection. University Connection 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

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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 38% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.

In 2020, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $6.92 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.

Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:

Notre Dame

UNC Chapel Hill

UC Berkley


Kansas State

The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)

Program participants received additional scholarships for: 

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

Scholarship Application Assistance

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

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

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

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

College Student Mentorship Program

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Join Now To Transform The World

This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

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


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

Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

The University of Florida, Class of 2023


Summer Program:

Shane A.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



Student Name:


Summer Program:

My name is Meredith K. and I went to a Leadership Initiatives’ summer program last year at Georgetown University. One of the things that really stood out to me about was how hard the staff worked to make sure I had an amazing experience.

They are dedicated to changing the lives of both the students at Georgetown University and of people in our global community. The level of attention to detail and student support is unparalleled by any other summer program I’ve attended."

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Class of 2022

Meredith K.

Advanced Law & Trial


Internship Summit


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

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

Student Name:

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

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


Summer Program:

Melissa F.



My daughter Lucy's transformation is an amazing one to us. She has always been a good student but there is now a sense of direction and focus, a personal invigoration, as well as a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction that shines through her, which we believe stems from her believing in herself more and having a more clear path that she has created for herself.


We couldn’t have asked for more. "

Parent Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Lucy diagnosing her patient Hauwa Abubakar with Typhoid using Oculus Rift


Summer Program:

Lily W.

Student Mentorship


Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."


Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

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


Summer Program:

Anna K.



I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.


I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2022


Summer Program:

Ashley M.

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