Whenever I’ve had to do internships for my schooling (both in my associate’s and upcoming in my bachelor’s program), as a working person, it feels weird to be asked to take an internship for what, ostensibly, what I’m already doing.

Most of the time, the people don’t mind too much, even if the job I’m doing is only tangentially related to the program focus. I imagine there are few jobs that focus enough on the core mechanics, and allow internships, that anything you can do to get some experience is better than the alternative.