Replying to another item on this list reminded me that although I mostly have really GREAT interns I have also had my share of duds. I guess you could subtitle this as what NOT to do as an intern. The following is some words of advice I have had to give certain interns over the years. 1. Don't come late to work. If you are suppose to be at the studio at 9 am that is when you are expected not at 15 minutes after 9. The same with leaving. Let someone know you are leaving and don't just leave. 2. Don't spend a lot of time on the phone with your friends either as outgoing or incoming phone calls. Turn your cell phone OFF when in session and don't under any circumstances take a personal phone call when you are in the middle of a session with a client whether listening or doing the session. Tell the caller you will call them back AFTER the session is completed or at the next break. 3. When you use the last of something let your boss know so they can order more. 4. Don't spend a lot of time "doing your own thing" either sending and replying to emails or being somewhere that no one can find you. 5. If there is a central area for people to relax and have a snack or lunch clean up after yourself when you are though. 6. Don't come to work when you are stoned or otherwise impaired of judgment. Don't take prescription medicines with out knowing their side effects and don't have a three beer lunch and then come to work. 7. Dress appropriately for the job. If you are on a remote classical recording job and you have to go on stage or be in the hall then don't wear cut offs and a tee shirt with flip flops. 8. Don't use equipment or supplies without checking with your boss. I had one intern that was, without asking, making copies of client's CD without their knowledge or consent. We caught him early in the game and recovered all the CDs that he had made. This is a BIG NO NO and can land you and the company you work for in BIG trouble. 9. If you don't understand something ask questions BEFORE you get yourself and the company in trouble. 10. Don't talk about other clients in front of clients and if you have a comment about something going on in a session either excuse yourself and ask if you can talk to the engineer in the hall away from the clients or wait until after the session. Do not make inappropriate remarks about the client's musical skills or what is being recorded while the client is sitting in the room. Conversely if you hear something that is obviously wrong then be sure to point it out in a helpful way and not say "hey your bass player is WAY out of tune" more appropriate would be " it would probably be a good idea for everyone to tune before we start the next take" 11. Be attentive to what is going on and if your help is needed be ready to do what is asked from getting a cup of coffee for the client to ordering lunch for the group being recorded. You may also be requested to work a tape deck or run to the nearest music store to pick up some item that the group needs. Refusing to do these simple tasks, because you want to stay with the session, can have a negative impact on your status as an intern. 12. Act as if your income depended on the work you do since in the not too distant future it will come to that. Be proud of everything you do and don't dishonor yourself or the company by doing something that will have a negative impact such as stealing a tour jacket or guitar strings from the artist or stealing a microphone from the studio or acting in such a childish or insensitive manner that the client will not return to the studio and the resultant loss of business will mean you no longer have a job. Just some things to keep in mind if you are an intern. There are probably more to be added but I will let others round out the list.