Cutline: NOC Student Jamie Sparks recently interned with the Tulsa District Attorney’s Office. Pictured (L-R): Kenneth Elmore, Director of SVU; Ashley Nix, Director of DVU (Domestic Violence Unit), Jamie Sparks, Annalisa Muehlberg, Tulsa Police Department Victims Advocate; Detective Williamson, Broken Arrow Police Department (photo provided)
Jamie Sparks interns in Tulsa County DA’s Office
Northern Oklahoma College student Jamie Sparks recently completed a Criminal Justice internship with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.
With prior experience working with the Special Victims Unit and Domestic Violence Unit, this Northern Oklahoma College sophomore from Garber, Oklahoma, took on the task of expanding her knowledge and experience into the area of Victim’s Compensation.
Sparks learned during her internship how the State of Oklahoma provides for victims of domestic violence or the families of homicide victims including funeral expenses, doctor bills, and therapy.
Sparks explained, “You can always learn something new. That means even if you have years of training, and work in the field every single day, there is always something you can gain knowledge from. [This] knowledge will help me better assist victims and witnesses in the future.”
Kathleen Swain, Coordinator of Student Academic Success Services at NOC, helps make internship connections between students and employers in the community to ensure the opportunity for NOC students to gain valuable experience in their chosen field of study. For additional information on providing an internship opportunity, contact Swain at 580-628-6258.