I am on various committees and involved in the Great Frederick Fair and the Farm Bureau and Young Farmers and Future Farmers of America. I found my own internship through my networking in the agriculture industry.
Successful internships don't have to be paid! Trust me, the experience and all of the networking you will do is well worth it, because it may lead to a future job. Internships are an outlet to get real world experience for credit, and a chance to make a long lasting impression on the employer, which can lead to employment or at least a great recommendation for any job for which you are applying.
Internships are the real deal, but they are what you make them. The benefit or results of an internship will be dependent on the amount of hard work and time you put into it.
I learned so much and got to try a little bit of everything in communications. I wrote an article about sod farming in Maryland and it was published in the My Maryland magazine, I helped plan the annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture dinner and then watch it succeed. I've been to many committee meetings, lobbied with legislatures, wrote thank you notes, event invites, done public speaking and much more.