06/11/2013 05:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Ten Commandments of Being an Intern

Never has the world of interning looked so glamorous. In their latest buddy comedy, The Internship, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play way-too-old 'Nooglers' (code for 'new' at Google) and vie for coveted spots as full-time employees at the Internet search giant.

In the film, interns create apps, generate sales leads and even play a fierce match of quidditch. We all know the average internship is more like: running errands, job shadowing and answering phones.

For those of us not blessed with a summer at Google HQ, here are 10 ways to make the most of an internship.