ERAU Student in White House
Robert Ross, Press Release
April 20, 2012
Filed under Campus
Embry-Riddle student Kelson Nisbett, a native of Orlando, Fla., is serving in the White House Internship Program through May 4.
Nisbett, who started his internship Jan. 17, works in the Presidential Personnel Office where he helps manage the process for presidential appointments throughout the administration and executive departments.
A first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a space and missile officer, Nisbett is completing a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science, specializing in Space Operations Management, through Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Space Coast campus location at Patrick Air Force Base near Melbourne, Fla.
Nisbett said he applied for the White House internship to gain valuable professional skills, broaden his understanding of the government and enhance his appreciation for public service.
“I hope to learn the ‘untaught’ lessons from the nation’s leaders and develop tools and techniques required to become a successful individual,” Nisbett said. “This is all in hopes of bettering myself and becoming a contributing member to my community and ultimately the Unites States as a whole.”
Nisbett plans to remain in the Air Force and continue his study of defense and space policy. In the future he said he would like to enter public service.