Any Public Policy major at the Sanford School who is planning to fulfill their internship requirement in Summer 2021 is eligible to apply for the LAPI grant.

The 2021 LAPI Application has closed. Please look out for the next application cycle during the Spring of 2022.


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2021 LAPI Grants Awarded

The Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI) grant is an award up to $4,000 that is sponsored by the Hart Leadership Program to support innovative internships for public policy students exploring leadership and arts policy.

Former LAPI Fellow Multy Oliver's (T'21) Experience with Hayti Heritage Center

Former LAPI Fellow Multy Oliver (T‘21) began interning with the Hayti Heritage Center last summer as part of her LAPI summer. She enjoyed her experience so much, she continued to support the organization throughout the academic year. “I’m surrounded by individuals who look like me and share my values for uplifting minority communities through arts […]

Austin Ruiz (LAPI '16) on the value of diversity in theater

Austin Ruiz ('17) spent his LAPI summer at Arena Stage, a theater in DC known for its commitment to producing works from diverse American voices. Read more about how this commitment was embodied in the Arena production Austin helped to put on, and what he took away from his experiences.

Sarah Darwiche (LAPI '16) on finding creativity within a system

Sarah Darwiche ('17) was worried that she wouldn't find creative fulfillment this summer, working with DC Public Schools to create and implement a new K-12 arts curriculum. However, through getting to know her coworkers and learning more about their artistic backgrounds, Sarah realized that she didn't have to give up her own creative ideals in order to push for policy change. Read more about her journey in her own words here.

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