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Contact Marc's parent, Barbara Francisco, at:

barbaraz7141@gmail.com

Contact Marc Zavarro at:

mzavarro@lichange.org

Marc partnered with Abdullahi Muhammad Bello, the owner of a chicken farm in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Marc and his team's business development solutions assisted Abdullahi with the infrastructure and marketing of his business. The team then presented their business proposal to a panel of expert judges from the State Department, Pentagon, and Nigerian Embassy.

International Leadership & Business Internship

Marc Zavarro

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier I

Anna Saal

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Anna worked with a real law firm on a national gender discrimination lawsuit. To advocate for her client, she met with representatives and congressional staff members. She explained to congressional members that her client had faced gender discrimination in her attempts to become the Regional Chief Ranger of the National Capitol Region. Many of the congressional offices that we met with agreed to write letters of inquiry to the Department of Interior to find out more about her client’s case.

Contact Anna's parent, Karen Saal, at:

karensaal@gmail.com

Contact Anna Saal at:

asaal@lichange.org

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

August Phelps

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During this internship, August was able to work with the nation's top medical professionals. He was able to receive CPR/AED certification and participate in Howard University's state-of-the-art simulation lab. At the culmination of the internship, August was able to successfully diagnose a patient in the developing world with one of the four most prevalent diseases in Nigeria using occulus rift technology.

Contact August's parent, Natasha Nazareth , at:

nnazarethphelps@gmail.com

Contact August Phelps at:

ataphelps@lichange.org

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

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Jaida Anekwe

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Jaida and her peers worked with the world's premier neuroscientists to design and implement a neuroscience research proposal. Jaida's neuroscience research proposal focuses on the topic of decision processes and identity signaling. At the end of the internship, Jaida and her team presented their proposal to a panel of judges that included Georgetown neuroethicists Dr. James Giordano.

Contact Jaida's parent, Julliet Anekwe, at:

jeanekwe@yahoo.com

Contact Jaida Anekwe at:

janekwe@lichange.org


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Contact Devan's parent, Devan Opper, at:

rasokol@hotmail.com

Contact Devan Opper at:

dopper@lichange.org

Devan partnered with Abigail Adamu, the owner of a restaurant in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Devan and his team's business development solutions assisted Abigail with her budget, advertising, and social media. The team then presented their business proposal to a panel of expert judges from Harvard, the Department of Defense, and Leadership Initiatives Grant Proposal Committee.

International Leadership & Business Internship

Devan Opper

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Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier I

Simone Minor

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Simone worked with a real law firm on a national gender discrimination lawsuit. To advocate for her client, she met with representatives and congressional staff members. She explained to congressional members that her client was being harassed for exposing hiring policy violations within the National Park Service (NPS). Senior Employees are able to cause irreparable​ damage to many officers' careers at will. Many of the congressional offices that we met with agreed to write letters of inquiry to the Department of Interior to find out more about her client’s case.

Contact Simone's parent, Yvette Russell, at:

vetrussell@comcast.net

Contact Simone Minor at:

sminor@lichange.org

Advanced Medical & Public Health Internship

Rudy White

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During this internship, Rudy was able to work with the nation's top medical professionals. She was able to collaborate with public health experts from distinguished organizations like the WHO, UNICEF, and NIH to create a public health campaign for communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the culmination of the internship, August was able to successfully diagnose a patient in the developing world with one of the four most prevalent diseases in Nigeria using occulus rift technology.

Contact Rudy's parent, Vinnie White , at:

Jarustchest@aol.com

Contact Rudy White at:

rwhite@lichange.org

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship

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Amelia Kitlinski

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During her internship, Amelia was able to gain practical experience with important neuroscience tools, such as the MRI and EEG. She was also able to conduct a near-infrared spectroscopy to measure the brain activity of a live person. At the conclusion of her internship, Amelia present a research proposal to a panel of esteemed neuroscientists, including Dr. James Giordano of Georgetown University.

Contact Amelia's parent, Darek Kitlinski, at:

djkitlinski@icloud.com

Contact Amelia Kitlinski at:

akitlinski@lichange.org


Advanced Law & Trial Internship Tier II

Lady Mason

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Lady worked with a real law firm on a breaking and entering lawsuit involving a Maryland police officer. She met with Maryland State Senators, Representatives, and congressional staff members to advocate for her client. She explained to congressional members how her client has been treated unfairly and has been subject to unfair treatment under the law for using force to protect his pet.

Contact Lady's parent, Grant Mason, at:

grantmasonjr@gmail.com

Contact Lady Mason at:

lmason@lichange.org

National Security & Intelligence Internship

Ty'shea Woods

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During this internship, Ty'shea received intelligence and security training from former top officials from the FBI, CIA, and Pentagon. Ty'shea and her team also developed counter-terrorism measures for Yobe State University to protect local communities from Boko Haram. At the conclusion of her internship, Ty'shea earned a grant reviewed by leaders at the Department of Defence, Air Force, and FBI to implement her security solution.

Contact Ty'shea's parent, Dasheena Drake , at:

hizladee@aol.com

Contact Ty'shea Woods at:

twoods@lichange.org


All students who attend one of our Youth Development 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.

All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.

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.

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.

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

SAT/ACT Training

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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

Matt Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Aid to Attend 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

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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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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.

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Scholarships

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).


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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