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Our Programs

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

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Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

In Leadership Initiatives' Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship, interns work directly with Dr. James Giordano, the chief of Georgetown's Neuroethics Studies Program and Co-Director of the O’Neill-Pellegrino Program.

In-Person Dates:

July 14th - July 20th, 2024 July 21st - July 27th, 2024

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

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.

In-Person Dates:

July 7th - July 13th, 2024
July 14th - July 20th, 2024
July 21st - July 27th, 2024
July 28th - August 3rd, 2024

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship

The Advanced Law & Trial Internship is a first-of-itskind accelerated internship that allows motivated high school students to intern with a law firm on cases of national importance.

In-Person Dates:

July 7th - July 13th, 2024 July 14th - July 20th, 2024

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

The Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier II is a first-of-its-kind accelerated internship that allows motivated high school students to intern with a law firm, work with current and former FBI agents, recreate crime scenes, and intern on a real court case.

In-Person Dates:

July 21st - July 27th, 2024

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International Leadership & Business Internship

The Leadership Initiatives International Leadership & Business Tier II Internship is taking our first-of-itskind accelerated internship to the next level. Students will choose an entrepreneur from the developing world to partner with and assist in developing their start-up business.

In-Person Dates:

July 7th - July 13th, 2024
July 28th - Aug 3rd, 2024

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National Security & Intelligence Internship

The National Security and Intelligence Internship is a first-of-its-kind accelerated internship that allows students to work directly with national security experts, learn about the latest intelligence strategies, and implement security strategies to save lives.

In-Person Dates:

July 21st - July 27th, 2024

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Cybersecurity & Defense Internship

The Cybersecurity & Defense Internship is a first-of-its-kind program that allows students to work directly with cyber security experts, learn anti-hacking tactics in various fields, and implement security system protocols for previously hacked companies.

In-Person Dates:

July 28th - August 3rd, 2024

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Jumpstart Middle School Program

The Jumpstart Middle School Program is a week-long immersive experience that allows outstanding middle schoolers to discover their passions and explore their future career.

In-Person Dates:

July 14th - July 20th, 2024

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. Admissions Panels

2. College Essay Assistance

3. Letters of Recommendation

4. College Probabilities

5. Personalized Websites

Jumpstart your college experience.

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

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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Experience life as a student at one of the nation's most prestigious universities.

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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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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Fundraising Assistance

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 2021 Fundraising Guide.

Partners and Sponsors

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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4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236

Washington, DC  20016


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Leadership Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported, charitable organization as determined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.