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Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Diagnose a real patient

Program Information

Rising Freshman - Graduating Seniors

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Georgetown University Washington, DC

Seven Days - Sunday to Saturday

July 9th - July 15th, 2023 July 16th - July 22nd, 2023* July 23rd - July 29th, 2023 July 30th - August 5th, 2023

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$3,500 USD

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*ANNOUNCEMENT: Each internship has a limited number of slots for enrollment. All slots from July 9th to July 22nd have been filled and we are no longer accepting new enrollments for this year. Visit for more information on next year's internships.

The Program

The Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship is a first-of-its-kind accelerated internship that pairs motivated high school students with medical pioneers from across the globe to train the next generation of doctors.

Throughout the program, interns will grapple with controversial medical issues and work in small groups to develop extensive public health campaigns. Interns will advocate for their campaigns in front of a team of medical experts with top presentations being implemented in the fall of 2023.

On the final day, interns will use Microsoft and Facebook’s Oculus Rift technology to diagnose a patient in sub-Saharan Africa with a doctor in real-time and recommend treatment and future prevention methods. Leadership Initiatives will cover the cost of all treatments, allowing students to have a direct impact on their patient improving the lives of individuals in need.

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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 perform phlebotomy using state-of-the-art-simulation units.

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Interns work with development and public health experts to create an educational public health campaign. This campaign will be published and widely distributed in underserved communities in the developing world to increase awareness.

Public Health Campaign

Students will intern for the Nagari Hospital & Maternity Ward, learning directly from leading doctors in both the United States and the developing world and meeting directly with patients to identify their illness and recommend treatments.

Diagnose a Patient

Program Highlights

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Jaida Anekwe

Cornell University

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

"Leadership Initiatives helped me discover my passion for public health and is the reason I was accepted into Cornell as a Global and Public Health Sciences major. They gave me the insight I needed to develop my leadership skills and explore my passions. The application support and letter of recommendation I received from LI staff also played a key role in strengthening my application. All the tools LI offers make the college application process significantly less daunting."

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Explore a career in medicine and diagnose a real patient — before you graduate high school.

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All students who attend one of our Summer Internship Programs will receive free SAT/ACT training through TestRocker, one-on-one admissions consulting with a former admissions officer, essay editing assistance, two letters of recommendation, and scholarship application assistance. These benefits remain available for four years to allow nominations for rising freshmen through rising seniors.

Click on each academic benefit below to learn more :

1. SAT/ACT Training

2. Admissions Panels

3. College Essay Assistance

4. Letters of Recommendation

5. College Probability Modeling

6. Personalized Websites


Jumpstart your college experience.

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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.

College Admissions Panel

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All Youth Development Program paticipants receive one-on-one essay editing assistance from Leadership Initiatives partner University Connection.

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.

Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.

College Essay Review

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All participants in the Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students interns will also have the opportunity to have letters written by Leadership Initiatives partners from the International Business & Development Internship, International Public Health Internship, and International Law & Advocacy Internship.

These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are sample letters from previous students:

Letters of Recommendation

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Samantha Williams - Attending Harvard University

Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina

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Leadership Initiatives creates a personalized website for each International Internship Program team highlighting their collaborative efforts with their partner in the International Business & Development Internship, International Law & Advocacy Internship, or International Public Health Internship.

The website displays your team's solutions, grant proposal, photos of your partners, and illustrates the impact your team has had on the life and community of your partners. The website link is included in your letters of recommendation, allowing colleges to independently explore the phenomenal work done by each and every student.

Personalized Website

Click here to view Youth Development Program websites.

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Program tuition covers the cost of room and board, ground transportation during the program, a 5:1 student to faculty and staff ratio, all curriculum, and materials.

Education assistance covered by tuition includes one-on-one college admissions counseling sessions, lecture fees, mentor sessions with experts, workshops, and all academic benefits, including SAT/ACT training through TestRocker and college essay editing.

Scholarships, payment plans, and fundraising assistance are available.

All-Inclusive Tuition

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No-Interest Payment Plans

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Leadership Initiatives offers a variety of flexible options to pay for program tuition.

Zero-interest payment plans are available in three, six, nine, and twelve-month payment options.

Participants can opt to pay the entirety of their remaining tuition balance off at any point during the payment period.

Reserve a place today with a $100 refundable deposit here.

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Fundraising Assistance

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Leadership Initiatives is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone who shows drive, determination, and grit towards their future goals. We have created a fundraising department to help students participate in one of our summer internships.

If you choose the fundraising option, you will meet one-on-one with a fundraising coach who will assist in creating a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Fundraising also allows participants to go on an 18-month payment plan with a deposit. Designed for students in financial need this fundraising option allows students to hold several fundraisers to pay for their tuition. 

Click here to view the 2023 Fundraising Guide.

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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all Leadership Initiatives programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing us to offer programs with academic benefits at a lower cost than for-profit institutions.

To apply for a scholarship click here to fill out the program interest form and indicate you are interested in a scholarship.

Please note scholarships do not stack (this means you can only use one scholarship per program).

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Partners and Sponsors

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Our office in Washington, DC is open seven days a week - give us a call! A phone conversation allows us to answer your specific questions and provide you with contact information for previous intership participants and their families so that you can get a first-hand perspective.

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