The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of drawing connections between leadership and the arts. LAPI is designed to harness the creativity behind the practice of leadership, and it challenge students to connect their passion for the arts to their academic endeavors.
LAPI interns have the freedom to design their own summer internship at the intersection of creativity and leadership, supported by a $4000 stipend from the Hart Leadership Program. LAPI interns also engage in reflective practice, writing two “Letters Home” over the course of the summer and hearing back from Hart Leadership Program faculty and/or staff. As they conduct their internships, LAPI interns are encouraged to consider how leadership and the arts can intersect, and what each practice can gain in conversation with the other. LAPI students will also present their experiences at the Hart Leadership Program’s Public Purpose Forum in the fall after they complete the internship.
Students majoring in Public Policy who are planning to complete their required Policy Internship this summer are eligible to apply to LAPI.