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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 Legal 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 the 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

Director of Experiential Learning, Matt McGovern

Director of Experiential Learning, Matt McGovern

Matt manages the Law School’s Externship Program and teaches the classroom component of the judicial and non-judicial externship courses. Matt joined the Law School in 2007 as a librarian and legal research instructor.  He was appointed Director of Experiential Learning in 2015. Before pursuing a career at Villanova, Matt was a staff pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also practiced law with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office where he represented the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Matt holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.