1. No. Interns don’t speak at meetings. It doesn’t matter how intelligent and insightful you think your comment or question would be, be quiet.
2. Yes. Show that you’re eager to work, but don’t bother the boss, ask the other ppl in the office. They will love you for doing their boring filing and perhaps say something nice about you to the boss. But don’t bother the boss.
3. Wut? Look at the map!
4. Safe subjects. Travel, TV-shows, holiday plans, cooking (but not if you’re on a weird diet) decorating your home, pets. Don’t have any strong opinions about anything. If you can’t think of anything safe to say, be quiet, fake interest in the conversation around you and politely answer any questions they ask you. Seasoned small-talkers will try to include you in the conversation, just wait for them if you feel unsure.
5. Your boss doesn’t care enough about you to have any strong feelings or opinions, unless you screw up of course.
6. Depends on the task. But interns are typically not given important tasks that can have any long lasting effects on the company/organisation. They might think they are, but they are not.
7. Ask the other ppl you work with, not the boss. Some workplaces are generous with lunch, others are assholes about it
8. Yes, but keep a low profile. DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL! Not even half a glass.
10. Always assume that they monitor your internet history. Don’t do any private browsing the first two weeks or so, until you’ve established yourself as a good worker who deserves a few minutes break. You can check your phone, but don’t look too absorbed.
11. No. Not as a joke, not never.
12. Agree on your hours before you start, that gives you a time when you can leave without it becoming an issue
13. Depends on the workplace. Ask around
15. Maybe some day