Internships are the most valuable way to connect the theoretical knowledge you obtain in your classroom to its application in the real world, IE the industrial market. As a first year student, however, I feel its much more important to discover your passion; a field that you love and want to create things in. The sooner you find this, the better. First year, and even second year, is a time to learn as much as you can in many diverse fields, to see what you like doing. So in my opinion, if you do not yet know what you love, learn new things. Try your hand at web or app development. Maybe some competitive coding. Or if you’re into the mechanical side, learn how engines and control systems are designed. Find your passion. Everything else will follow after that.
If you are one of the lucky few to have found it already, pursue it in every way that you can. If you find an internship that deals with your subject of interest, definitely go for it. But the priority is definitely to find what you love doing. So my personal advice to you would be to utilise your time learning new things and finding out what you really want to do. Internships will definitely happen, but it is very important to realise what you wish to work on in the future.
Hope this answered your question. Cheers!