The International Law & Advocacy Internship
The Leadership Initiatives International Law & Advocacy Internship program focuses on human rights activism through education, advocacy, and public interest litigation. Interns will assist with research and report writing on cases of human rights violations. They will also be involved in advocacy work with the chance to meet with important community stakeholders.
During the International Law & Advocacy Internship Program, interns will prepare research and assistance to local organizations that provide services to victims of rights violations. Intern will assist with the creation of various education and training materials to build awareness in the community of human rights violations.
Interns will work with others from around the world for this extraordinary opportunity to step into the role of human rights advocate. By working with Leadership Initiatives staff on the ground, interns will gain exposure to the challenges associated with protecting and exercising one’s human rights in Nigeria. The project coordinator will guide interns as they design their advocacy projects. Together you will develop and create tools to address some of the most pressing human rights issues and concerns facing people in Nigeria.
As an intern, you will participate in creating change for people who have experienced human rights violations, conduct legal and human rights research to help assist in the documentation of human rights issues, and assist with supplemental research to support others whose human rights have been violated.
Grades: Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors
Summit Dates: September 1st – May 15th
Time: 1 – 2 Hours per Week
Create an Advocacy Plan and Community Initiative for Human Rights Violations
Interns of the International Law & Advocacy Internship will work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of non-governmental organizations to help tackle issues including human rights violations, climate change, peace and security, women’s empowerment, clean water initiatives, and access to education.
Interns will work toward improving the lives of the individuals impacted by human rights violations by creating advocacy campaigns that promote the rights to which every human is inherently entitled.
Determine How to Improve Human Rights Conditions
Working in teams, interns will create unique solutions to problems facing the underserved community in the developing world. Each internship team will determine how they will address risks and challenges to launch their advocacy campaign.
Implement Business Solutions with Industry Experts
Gain Practical Experience to Improve Human Rights
Interns will be tasked with developing new ways to educate communities on themes such as gender equality, domestic violence, child and youth development rights, health, and wellbeing. Interns will conduct research on some of sub-Sarahan Africa’s biggest human rights and social challenges alongside experienced professionals.
Interns will develop research, writing, interviewing, and observation skills that will help them to become better global citizens, who are equipped to understand and intervene in the world around them.
Work One-On-One With Industry Leaders
Students will have an unparalleled opportunity to engage with professionals and NGOs virtually to acquire an in-depth view of current human rights challenges. Project coordinators will guide interns while they gain a deeper insight into championing human rights in a developing country.
Bring Real Change
Contribute Responsibly and Effectively to Improve the Lives of Those Living in the Developing World
Interns will work within a rural community to bring about change, eliminate stigmas, and increase knowledge of human rights. Students can focus on prevention, advocacy and awareness, or victim assistance and rehabilitation.
Interns will have a professional platform where they can make an impact against human rights violations in both prevention and rehabilitation for survivors.
Improve your Resume While Creating Tools to Address Some of the Most Pressing Rights Issues
Interns will advance their leadership and interpersonal communication skills by working in a multicultural environment and applying their knowledge and experience to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and cultural challenges.
Interns of the International Law & Advocacy Internship can make genuine contributions and gain experience working with community leaders, lawyers, and NGOs in Africa.
International Internship Program Benefits
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We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.
LI has designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices
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 teamwork with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.
IIP participants receive personalized scholarships to attend a LI Youth Development Program at Georgetown.
Summer Program Scholarships
Participants in the International Internship Program receive personalized scholarships to attend a Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Program of your choice at Georgetown University. Leadership Initiatives has week-long intensive internships in the fields of Business, Medicine, and Law.
We are the only summer program in the world where students intern with a real business, law firm, or hospital, work directly with college admissions officers, and meet one-on-one with subject matter experts to explore career field options.
For-profit summer education programs showcase simulations as the key component of their educational experience. As a nonprofit organization, we are proud to offer real experiences that impact the lives of students and the individuals they are partnered with.
So you can start an internship with a business in the developing world, work with a DC lawyer on an impending court case or partner with a doctor to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
College Essay Review
All IIP participants are able to submit five college application essays for review by our partners at University Connection.
Participants in the International Internship Program 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.
IIP students will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them by any LI staff member.
Letters of Recommendations
Student interns who participate in the International Internship Program 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 letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:
Students who participate in IIP will partner with business, public health, or advocacy organizations in the developing world.
The single greatest thing any student can have when applying for college is an experience that sets them apart from their peers. Students who participate in the International Internship Program help develop solutions for real-world problems facing communities in developing nations.
Not only does this demonstrate each student’s immense dedication to the welfare of communities worldwide, but it also highlights crucial skills including organization, team collaboration, creativity, effective communication, and many more essential qualities of leadership.
Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Program participants have been accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, George Washington, University of Chicago, Northwestern, MIT, and other top colleges in the globe, due in part to the unmatched experience gained through the program
LI has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for IIP students.
Hundreds of thousands of scholarships exist for upcoming college students, and financial aid and scholarships can be a deciding factor in a student’s ability to attend college.
However, many of these scholarships have unspecified stipulations and may only reward scholarship to students in a certain demographic (i.e. location, a relative who works at the respective company, etc.). Leadership Initiatives has compiled a database of past scholarship recipients to identify these factors and ease the burden of scholarship application for IBIP students.
LI provides unmatched one-on-one scholarship assistance to each IBIP student through personalized searches, individual Skype calls, and scholarship essay editing services.
The graduating seniors in the International Business Internship Program have received over $5.4 million in financial aid and scholarships to attend college.
All participants in the IIP receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives.
Resume Editing Assistance
One of the most important tools in the professional world is a clean, organized, and cohesive resume. As the first impression made on an employer, university, or other institution, a strong resume requires considerable thought and effort.
All participants in the International Business Internship Program receive professional resume creation advice and help from Leadership Initiatives to create a fantastic resume and highlight all the important activities and academics that colleges, universities, and employers are looking for.
After students create their resume, Leadership Initiatives pays for professional editors to go through the resume line by line and make corrections and suggestions.
The editors will improve grammar, diction, formatting, and make suggestions on content.
Leadership Initiatives also provides professionally-designed resume templates which allow students to easily copy and paste their content into an effective format easily.
LI will work to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.
With participants volunteering their time each week to the betterment of communities worldwide, the IBIP program acts as a source of community service hours to fulfill requirements for groups like The National Honors Society.
Leadership Initiatives will work with your school and their community service program to ensure that your work to transform lives is recognized.
International Internship Participants participants have been accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, George Washington, University of Chicago, Northwestern, MIT, and other top colleges in the globe, due in part to the unmatched experience gained through the program
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.
Click below to view Youth Development Program websites.