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

Apply via Symplicity:

  • Judicial Externship Lottery
  • The Barnes Foundation Counsel's Office
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Compliance Office for the Villanova Athletics Department
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (Law Division)
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Montgomery County District Attorney Office Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (ADR Unit)
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  • UGI Corp.-Amerigas Counsel's Office
  • Wawa, Inc. Counsel's Office

Apply via Employment Fairs and On-Campus Interviews:

  • Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office (NJ)
  • Camden County Prosecutor's Office (NJ)
  • Chester County DA's Office
  • Community Leagal Services
  • Montgomery County DA's Office
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
  • Philadelphia DA's Office
  • Philadelphia Legal Aid
  • Pennsylvania Department of Human Relations
  • Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for teh Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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

Financial Aid Information Form

to be filled out and turned in to the Office of Financial Aid if you need aid during a summer externship

Questions About Externships?

Contact Matthew McGovern
Director of Experiential Learning

Tel: 610-519-3893
Office: Room 158

Check our FAQs page

Summer Externships


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, corporate legal departments and private firms.  

    To gain academic credit, each participant attends an Orientation in May that is taught by legal research and writing faculty as well as the Director of Experiential Learning. Online class meetings in June and July facilitate student reflection on their work experiences.  Additional details about summer externship activities are posted on the "Summer Externships" page.