We Do More Than Internships. We Transform Lives.

The International Internship Program is dedicated to empowering the next generation of change-makers, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and passion needed to tackle pressing real-world challenges and create meaningful change.

Leadership Initiatives (LI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that tasked outstanding high school students with developing creative solutions to the multifaceted challenges facing rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Our interns partner with project coordinators and community leaders on the ground in northern Nigeria to work together to address critical issues related to healthcare, education, and economic development. Through their innovative thinking, dedication, and collaboration with local organizations, our interns play a crucial role in bringing sustainable solutions to these underserved regions.

As we unite aspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines, we foster a global network of empowered individuals committed to making a positive impact. Our interns gain hands-on experience, develop cross-cultural competencies, and become catalysts for positive change.

Together, we can create a world where young leaders are at the forefront of addressing real-world challenges and shaping a brighter future for all.


Our Life-Changing Programs

International Business & Development Internship

Empower locals in Nigeria with entrepreneurial skills

Skype and connect with your business partner and project coordinators.

Learn from development experts in both the United States and Nigeria.

Develop a grant proposal to assist your business partner with expanding their business and implimenting your team’s solutions.

Transform communities worldwide

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International Public
Health Internship

Work with officials from Nigeria’s Department of Public health

Design adequate and efficient programs to address health issues in Nigeria

Formulate public health guidelines, policies, and support to promote disease prevention programs

Learn about public health in the developing world and find innovative ways to improve the system

Have a direct impact on the lives of people in
Bauchi State, Nigeria

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International Law & Advocacy Internship

Work with non-profits in the developing world

Prepare research and assistance to local organizations
who provide services to victims of rights violations

Assist with documenting human rights violations

Create advocacy campaigns to help garner support
for human rights issues

Develop and create tools to address some of the most
pressing human rights issues and concerns people are
facing in Nigeria

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