Students Earn Daher/EAA Intern Scholarships

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Two Students Earn Daher/EAA Intern Scholarships


Photo: Jason J. Baker/

Two students have been selected for work internships as recipients of this year’s EAA/Daher Intern Scholarships. The internship program is now in its 12th year. Each recipient receives a five-week internship at Daher’s Tarbes, France facility, followed by a week in Oshkosh where they’ll help Daher during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. All travel, lodging, and work experience is included, as well as a side trip to the Airbus facility at Toulouse.

Noa Garcia-Brown of Belmont, California, and Riley Ferguson of Lexington, Kentucky, are the internship recipients according to Nicolas Chabbert, who serves as SVP and CEO of DAHER-SOCATA North America. In Tarbes, interns will gain insight into their own field of interest such as marketing, production, organization, design, support and service. Daher hopes to both – impact the students career choices – as well as secure potential talent for itself.

Garcia-Brown is in his third year at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, majoring in aeronautical engineering. After earning his undergraduate degree, Garcia-Brown aims to gets a master’s degree and eventually work for a company that designs aircraft for the general aviation or business markets.

Ferguson is a junior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, double majoring in neuroscience and English. She holds a private pilot certificate and founded an aviation club at Vanderbilt to encourage young people to fly. After graduation, Ferguson wants to attend medical school and eventually embark on a career that combines her passion for aviation with her training in medicine.

Daher’s commitment provides both incentive and opportunity for young people to explore a variety of career directions within the aviation field.