Any Public Policy major at the Sanford School who is planning to fulfill their internship requirement in Summer 2023 is eligible to apply for LAPI.

The applications for LAPI 2023 will open on Wednesday, January 7th and will be due on Friday, February 3rd by 5pm. We will be hosting open office hours where students can drop in to learn more about LAPI from January 23rd – January 27th from 1pm – 4pm.

Email thalia.halloran@duke.edu with any questions.


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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.

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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