Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Program: Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI)

Arts Internship with MASSCreative

Dani worked with MASSCreative, an arts policy advocacy group based in Boston, MA, where he researched and recommended policies to support the Massachusetts arts community’s recovery post-COVID.

Arts Internship with the Hungry River Collective

Andrew interned with The Hungry River Collective, a creative project & social justice initiative dedicated to bringing attention to the erased history of the people of North Carolina’s State Hospital for the Colored Insane (Goldsboro, NC), a community conserved through a unique collection of recently rediscovered photographs. He worked closely …

Arts Internship with Muralist John Felix Arnold III

Lizzy worked with Durham-born artist John Felix Arnold III on one of his recent installations, “Reimagining Cerberus,” which calls attention to the human impact on climate change.

Arts Internship with Kivvit

Logan worked as a Public Affairs Trainee with Kivvit, a public relations agency that works with a variety of clients ranging from emerging politicians to renovated arts districts. Through this position, she used her creative passions to compose tactical messaging plans, digital campaigns, and national advocacy initiatives.

Arts Internship with the Akonadi Foundation

Noah worked on projects under social justice leader Lateefah Simon at the Akonadi Foundation, an organization committed to ending the criminalization of youth of color, grantmaking and investing in racial justice organizing and policy advocacy, and redesigning equitable systems. Noah incorporated his passion for the arts by contributing to Creatives …

Arts Internship with Triangle ArtWorks

Brennan worked with Triangle ArtWorks, a nonprofit promoting the economic and social significance of the region’s arts sector through research, advocacy, and professional development.