Hi Aun, Hope you're well!
Embarking into a completely new field feels awesome. To start with -
1. You could find a meetup group for networking , IT in your city through meetup.com, which is great and you can attend the regular meetups that they have. Those meetups usually consists of introducing to new features in the field and also it is a great chance to start networking with like minded folks from thereon. I personally embarked on a journey in Big data and this proved to be an amazing experience for me.
2. Once you know some introductory things in the field, you can start working on a POC. Get your hands dirty in it, probably locally or on some cloud like AWS which gives a free tier EC2 instance. Once you do this, you'll know what happens on the field and what all issues you can come across. For taking an example of a small POC , you can search it on any of the freelancer websites, and just take the goal/project headline for this networking field, and start doing it on your own local env. This surely gives you a lot of hands-on knowledge and you can be in touch with whats happening "currently in the market".
3. Thereon, you can add on these projects in your resume, mentioning it as the things you like to work/start on in your extracurricular part, before you start applying to internships to universities.
Basically, as an individual, if we have the yearning to learn, and some little past experience or knowledge on how things work in any field, it makes us a perfect candidate for the internships.
Hope this helps, and good luck~