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Leadership and Arts Policy Internship

Published By Duke Arts / published on: February 13, 2019

Apply to the LAPI program today!

Looking for funding for a paid summer fellowship? Apply for the Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI) grants! Administered by Sanford’s Hart Leadership Program, the grants fund $4,000 towards students doing internships combining the arts and policy in some way. No project is too big or small. Past interns have worked with an organization that places community-driven art projects in disinvested New York neighborhoods and helped the DC Public Schools study their arts curriculum. Whether you want to work on the federal level or in a local community, we are here to support you. Application due March 1st. For more information, visit our website or contact

Possible internships include, but are not limited to, these projects.

Mural Durham

Support this developing partnership between Duke Arts and the City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program to improve and further develop, an online archive of Durham’s mural and an engine to promote more public art in our city. Activities include website updates, editing, writing, research, and outreach. Learn more.

Community Engagement in Arts Education

Support the growth of a new, three-part initiative in arts education by Duke Arts and Duke Performances through research, outreach, and documentation. Learn more.

The Scrap Exchange/Reuse Arts District

Duke Arts is developing a partnership with The Scrap Exchange and its Reuse Arts District. The Scrap Exchange is a 27-year old Durham non-profit dedicated to growing community, environmental awareness, and creativity through reuse. Assist with funding research and other communications projects. Learn more.

Regional Artist Residencies

The Rubenstein Arts Center is seeking to expand opportunities to serve regional artists through developing residencies in the visual and performing arts. Support research into best practices, avenues to promote the opportunities, and more. Learn more.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please indicate which one(s) in your application and you will be put in touch with project supervisor(s) to learn more.