Make professional connections
Being an intern doesn’t necessarily mean that you are confined to menial jobs that require no brain activity at all. How much responsibility you are entrusted with is ultimately in the hands of your boss, but if you lack the requisite technical knowledge or qualifications, your chances of getting to do “real” work diminish.
However, if you have a memorable personality or are able to establish close ties with your bosses and the other employees at the office, you are effectively making valuable connections with people who will be your seniors in the industry.
When you enter the working world, these people will either be in a position to hire, or will know people who are. If you’ve got a winning personality and the ability to make friends, you will be remembered.
Tip: Be nice to everyone at the office, not just your boss. Don’t be too intimidated to start conversations (when people aren’t busy with work, of course) or to ask other employees out for lunch, and make the effort to keep in touch when you leave the company.