Extracurriculars always help as they demonstrate your interests, that you are involved in your home or school community, and sometimes that you are a leader and part of a team. If you don't have extracurriculars, you can still obtain an internship by doing three things. (As you complete these tasks, make sure they all align and are focused on the area of STEM you want to be in). 1. Get involved in STEM in other ways such as hackathons, STEM summer camps, or writing a blog about STEM topics. 2. Network on social media and LinkedIn with professionals in STEM, find a mentor in STEM, or attend STEM conferences. By building your network ahead of time, people will already know of and trust you once you start applying for internships. They may even think of you when they need an intern. 3. Show your interest in STEM by starting a small STEM project. This demonstrates initiative, drive, passion, and leadership. A small project could be a hackathon amongst your friends, using STEM to find a creative way to clean up your community or solve a problem, reading STEM books to young students, etc. Your network will grow, you will have more experience, and will be more involved in the STEM community once you are ready to look for an internship. Put in the work now and the internship may easily come to you once you are ready. Lastly, make sure you include all your work on your resume and/or LinkedIn.