Approved Placements

Professor Anne Poulin Assists Student Interning with the Innocence Project

Below is a list of externship placements that have been pre-approved for academic credit.  In addition to the externships listed below, you may also obtain academic credit for an externship that you secure on your own, provided that it satisfies the requirements of the law school's externship policy.  You may find more information about independent placements here.

Enroll via NOVASIS

  • Philadelphia District Attorney Office
  • Montgomery County Public Defender 
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia 
  • Villanova Capital Defense Practicum
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Apply via Symplicity:

  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • State of Delaware Office of the Public Defender
  • Montgomery County District Attorney Office Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADR Unit)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • SeniorLAW Center
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Judicial Externship Lottery
  • Good Shepherd Mediation Program
  • Education Law Center of Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

(Note: on Symplicity, search Job Postings for "externship".)

Externship Information Form

to be filled out and turned in to the Office of Financial Aid

Questions About Externships?

Contact Matthew McGovern
Director of Experiential Learning

Tel: 610-519-3893
Office: Room 158

Check our FAQs page

Summer Externships

Villanova Law's Summer Externship Program participants can earn three (3) academic credits through guided and close learning experiences with practitioners in judicial chambers, government offices, non-profit organizations, and private firms.  

    To gain academic credit, each participant attends an Orientation each May that is taught by practitioners experienced in mentoring and supporting law student learning. Additional details about Orientation will be posted as each summer approaches.