MJ Externships

Students in the MJ program have the opportunity to participate in a Health Law Externship in a variety of potential settings including, but not limited to, non-profit health care organizations, administrative, and government agencies. An Externship is a great opportunity to develop practical skills while earning credit toward graduation. Students who have successfully completed their first year courses with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average are eligible for an externship. Externs must work at the sponsor’s site 140 hours per semester, whether 2 or 3 credits requested.

Interested students must contact the MJ Externship Director two months prior to the beginning of the semester in which they are interested in an Externship. A current resume and statement of personal and professional objectives must be submitted. Students will then meet with the MJ Externship Director to discuss Externship possibilities. After interviewing with a potential sponsor and accepting the position, a student must complete a Clinical Credit Approval Form and will be registered in the externship course by the Registrar’s Office. Clinical Credit Approval Forms are available from the MJ Externship Director or the Office of the Registrar.

Placements are not guaranteed, so interested students should register for enough credits to suffice in the event they cannot be placed in an Externship.

Contact Information
Director: Eileen Grena
Phone: 302-477-2102
Email: eagrena@mail.widener.edu