How to mention a political internship on my application?

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  1. Pre-Medical
  • Will have 100-150 hours by the time I apply (possibly more)
  • Candidate I intern for has held a Congressional position before; the campaign I specifically am interning for is one where he is running for a local, municipal position
  • Candidate is affiliated with a political party
  • I've learned a lot of valuable skills and gained experience through this internship, so it is something I would like to mention
While I would like to discuss the merits of the internship itself, I would like to avoid political animosity/my interviewer or app reviewer forming preconceived notions about me based on the affiliation of the candidate I intern for.

Does anyone have any recommendations for how to proceed? One of my research mentors suggested I not include the candidate's name and only the campaign I interned for; any thoughts on that as well?
 
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  1. Non-Student
  • Will have 100-150 hours by the time I apply (possibly more)
  • Candidate I intern for has held a Congressional position before; the campaign I specifically am interning for is one where he is running for a local, municipal position
  • Candidate is affiliated with a political party
  • I've learned a lot of valuable skills and gained experience through this internship, so it is something I would like to mention
While I would like to discuss the merits of the internship itself, I would like to avoid political animosity/my interviewer or app reviewer forming preconceived notions about me based on the affiliation of the candidate I intern for.

Does anyone have any recommendations for how to proceed? One of my research mentors suggested I not include the candidate's name and only the campaign I interned for; any thoughts on that as well?
Involvement in politics is very rare among pre-meds. I think it's a good thing, Just mention "canvasser for Rep. Jane Smith" or data tabulator and website design, State Senatorial candidate John Jones.".
 

brockhamptonfanacct

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Involvement in politics is very rare among pre-meds. I think it's a good thing, Just mention "canvasser for Rep. Jane Smith" or data tabulator and website design, State Senatorial candidate John Jones.".

Thank you! I appreciate you seeing it favorably.
 
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