I learned there is so much benefit in pursuing internship opportunities because of the value they add to your portfolio, especially when you are going through school. The reason is, employers see your desire and motivation to gain knowledge and experience early on even though you are still in school. Depending on your life circumstances, If you are able to pursue internships or relevant work experience while in school, DO IT. I have worked full-time and studied full-time (simultaneously), all the while suffering from clinical depression and am happy to say that it is possible. You can do it.