An internship can be the springboard to an exciting, rewarding career. The term “internship" sounds exciting, but there are internships and then there are internships, so to speak. I've known college students who served internships and I've seen a wide variety.
If you're in college and currently interested in interning, one advantage that you have is the experience you gained selecting the colleges to which you applied. That allowed you to match your personal needs, skills and preferences with many possible choices. Hopefully, you visited campuses and maybe even talked to current students to get a feel for what a certain college is really like.