The light at the end of the tunnel for any internship is a job offer. Here are a few tips on how you might be able to make that happen.
Get someone to vouch for you
You don’t want to be running around all summer blowing your own horn to get noticed. If you can show your closest desk-mate, your direct manager or your even the receptionist at the front desk that you’ve done some great work, they’ll vouch for you when the time comes.
Be busy and look busy
You’re probably going to have a spot of down time where you’re in the middle of a mundane task or just waiting for someone to give you a green light. If you haven’t quite mastered the art of looking busy, you can actually go and take initiative to ask for more work.
See if anyone around needs an extra pair of hands and emphasise that you’d love to help. If you can get your fingers across multiple things going on, you’d be considered a huge asset to the company.
Ask your manager for feedback and guidance
Make sure you check in regularly with your manager, ask for their opinion and thoughts on your work and make sure you get approval for anything you want to do.
Being on the same page as your manager means that you’ll be seen as an excellent intern and willing to learn and change as needed.