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 which often means less competition when doing your internship search.
An internship will help you learn valuable skills that you will 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.