Northerner Editor Lands Impressive Summer Internship

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Senior Kevin Schultz will work in New York City for Scientific American

By Ryan Clark
Web Marketing + Communications

When Kevin Schultz heard about the opportunity to apply for an internship with the American Society of Magazine Editors, he felt there was no harm in giving it a shot.

“I thought, ‘Hey, I might as well apply,’” says Kevin, a 22-year-old English and journalism major from Alexandria, Ky.

Even though he’d authored about 70 stories while at NKU and earned previous internship experience with Scripps Howard, he knew the odds for landing the magazine internship were long.

“It is a highly competitive nationwide program that accepts less than 10 percent of students who apply,” says Kevin.

In all, just 23 students from across the country were chosen, most from schools like Cornell, Columbia and Indiana.

But guess what? Schultz was chosen too, and he will intern with the Scientific American Magazine.

“When I got the email saying I was accepted, I ran to (The Northerner adviser) Michele Day’s office and we stood there hugging for five whole minutes,” he says. “It was as if this huge achievement was the perfect culmination of all my endeavors at The Northerner and at NKU in general."

It’s official – Schultz will spend this summer interning in New York City.

“I will be moving in the end of May and will work there until school starts again in August,” says the projected December 2014 graduate. “If you have a dream, NKU will allow you to reach it. All it takes is hard work, some heart, and the resources that NKU has to offer you, and in a few short years you will easily see your dreams come to fruition.”

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Senior Kevin Schultz is one of only 23 students from across the country who will intern with the American Society of Magazine Editors. Kevin's internship will be at Scientific American Magazine this summer.

Schultz originally came to NKU as a chemistry major, but switched because he enjoyed the writing side of science more. “As a first-generation college student, the experience of higher education has been very challenging, but with all of the resources and support NKU has to offer, I have been able to achieve things that I never would’ve thought were possible,” he says.

“NKU really has meant everything to me," he continued. "It has been my home for the past four years, it has transformed me into a better and more well-rounded individual, it has opened my eyes to see the world in a new way, and it has taken me from a small-town boy with a head full of dreams to grown man, who’s dreams have become his living and breathing reality.”