CoffeeCounterNAME: Miranda Burton
CLASS YEAR: Senior (2015-16)
MAJOR: Criminal Justice
MINORS: Psychology & Coaching
PARTICIPATION: Track and Field, Swede Government Association (Senior Class President), Gold Key, Law & Order Club, Resident Advisor
HOMETOWN: Holyrood, Kansas

I interned with the Office of the Kansas Attorney General in Topeka, Kansas during this past summer. I was placed in the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division. This division deals with abuse in nursing homes and false time sheets and services that are submitted to Medicaid and Medicare from personal care assistants.

Throughout my internship, I studied and helped work on multiple different abuse and fraud cases. I spent days reviewing and going through old cases and even cases that were currently in progress. I also got to help seize and go through documents in order to find proof of a crime and incriminating evidence for multiple different cases. I worked very closely with the special agents and attorneys in this division. I was able to attend court hearings for the cases I helped work on. I sat in on multiple different interviews of suspects and victims, along with helping serve subpoenas. I was also allowed to crossover to different divisions and do background checks for their agents.

This internship really reassured me of my plans after graduation and it showed me the route that I need to take in order to get where I want to be.

I really enjoyed interning at the Office of the Kansas Attorney General and I would not trade my experience for anything. The knowledge I gained throughout my time there and the relationships that I built due to my internship can never be taken from me. This internship really reassured me of my plans after graduation and it showed me the route that I need to take in order to get where I want to be. I believe that this opportunity will definitely benefit me throughout my professional career in the Criminal Justice field.