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 LAPI application for the summer of 2020 has closed. Check back in January for next year’s application. Please contact HLP Associate in Research Ana Ramirez ( with any questions or to discuss finding internships that connect the arts and public policy.

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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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