“I would recommend to anyone doing an internship to try to do it during the school year [rather than as a last class to graduate] when you have less stress worrying about what to do with the rest of your life.”
Yes! The internship provides related experience in your field and will definitely attract the employer’s attention when resumes are reviewed. Employers have rated related experience as one of the highest factors that contributes to their decision to hire candidates for full-time career positions. This experience will likely drive your interviewing conversation with your future employer.