I know that internships and making connections are key in the tough field of planning. I know a few planners and have talked with them about what they do and am interested in eventually working as a planner for a local municipality. I was wondering when is the appropriate time to get an internship. I just graduated from high school and will be entering college next year. I am already very interested in planning and know a lot about it, aside from a lot of technical jargon and village codes and such. Do you think I should inquire about getting an internship now? Or when I start college? Or when I'm in my senior year of college?
Any response would be appreciated. Thanks.