Summer internships in any field provide you with great opportunities to learn, experience at first hand what it's like to work in different professions and also network with people that can help you in the long run. That's why you have to make sure to make the most out of your summer internship opportunities, and this is how to do it:

1. Start off right
When you start a summer internship, you are under scrutiny, and people test you without you even noticing. That is why you should make a good first impression, and make sure you keep it up during your stint in the place where you work. It doesn't matter if you are in a full time/part time, paid/unpaid summer internship – treat it as you would a regular job. Dress well, be kind to others and don’t use the phone for social purposes while you are in the middle of a task.

2. Write down questions you have
While you're getting how-to guides from your mentors, you will inevitably have questions - especially if it's the first time you are doing a certain task. It's important that you complete your tasks the best way possible, so carry a small pad and pen with you , write down the questions you have and ask them at once. Don't interrupt your guide while their explaining something – hold off with the questions you wrote until they are done explaining and then ask what you want.

3. Complete tasks
Summer internships can be your ticket to a long-term job once you finish them, and it's incredibly important to do the best job you can. When you get a certain task handed to you, make sure you complete it in the deadline that was given to you. Unlike school, you can't use excuses when you don't finish something during an intenship, so make sure that you do.

4. Write down everything
Whether or not you are planning to work in one of the places where you did summer internships, the most important thing you can do is to learn from them. So, take a large writing pad and log everything you do, including the dates you did it on. That way, you will have a learning tool at your disposal in the future after you finish your summer internships.

5. Leave them wanting more
The coworkers, mentors and managers you meet during summer internships can provide you with career opportunities in the future, so make sure you end your stint on a good note. Let others see that you appreciate the opportunity you were given, write thank you notes by hand and maybe even bring some treats for your last day of the internship. Also, make sure to keep in touch with the people you meet by asking them if you can connect on LinkedIn, for instance. Don’t be shy about networking – it can help you more than you think.