If you are seeking an internship in a specific field and would like to work in a specific location, I recommend that you begin to look for your internship early. For those students looking to do an internship close to home, prospecting is usually the best strategy.
An internship will help you learn valuable skills that you will also be able to include on your resume. Since employers seek new employees with previous experience, it's more important then ever to complete one or more internships prior to graduating from college.
Finding the right internship takes time and planning. Internships in some fields can be relatively easy to find while others are not typically available in large numbers or are very competitive to get. By beginning the process early you will more likely find the internship you want and one that will provide you will the relevant experience to help you land that future job.