Not just a “window dressing” intern, but a REAL intern.
“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,’” Smith told The Caw. “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.”
So Smith decided to dedicate his 2013 offseason to being a political intern, working out of Baltimore. Cummings has represented Maryland’s seventh congressional district since he was first elected to office back in 1996.
Like any other intern, Smith, 24, has been doing typical “gopher” work – typing, filing and opening mail.
“I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith said. “I was the office guy.”
Sounds like some pretty dry work.
“It was fun though,” Smith added. “I enjoyed it.”
Cummings said Smith did an “outstanding job.”
“It was a pleasure having Torrey Smith intern with us, and I was glad that I could offer him the opportunity,” Cummings said in a statement. “Torrey was eager to learn about the legislative process and was treated no differently than any of our other interns – all of whom play a meaningful and important role in helping me serve the constituents of Maryland’s 7th District. I hope that this experience gave him the perspective he sought and I thank him for his outstanding work.”
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) March 11, 2013