As an intern, I found the balance great. There are some really cool events that they held, including happy hours, tours of their factories, etc., and outside of work you have plenty of time to explore.
Former Research and Innovation Intern at L'Oreal USA
almost 2 years ago
They want you to work 40 hours, have no issue with a couple days off during an internship, and were very accepting of my lateness. It was my first internship, and I was still learning the basics of having a real job. They politely reminded me to be on time, once or twice, but never disciplined me officially. The other employees were nice and always happy to help, but as a younger student we did not do too much together outside of work. They do not want you to work too much overtime without permission. I would say, however, if you have an internship, that should be taking priority over almost everything else anyway. A glowing recommendation from an internship employer make landing a full time position much easier.