Torrey Smith hasn’t gone the lazy route following his Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl, instead he has been sharpening his brain while working as a Government intern. For the month of March, Torrey has been working for Maryland U.S. Representative (D) Elijah Cummings as an intern doing remedial tasks, yet doing them with a smile.
“I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith said. “I was the office guy… It was fun though, I enjoyed it.”
Smith found the gig after speaking with Ravens Director of Player Development Harry Swayne.
“It’s about seeing what’s out there,” Smith said. “As an athlete I feel like I always said, ‘Man, I can’t wait till I can just play football and I don’t have to worry about school.’ Now that all we do is work out and you have the rest of the day, I feel like I’m limiting myself if I don’t do anything else.”
Torrey was asked about what he learned from the internship and had the following nuggets of information to share.
“I learned that there are really politicians that do a lot for their community – [Cummings] being one of them,” Smith said. “You can literally call your congressman and any issue you have, they can basically point you in the right direction if they can’t help you. I never really knew that.
“Being on that side and seeing how they work, it’s pretty cool. Their staff, they actually care. That says a lot when it comes to a city like Baltimore. You need people who are leaders and taking care of your area who really care.”