Now that you have identified the type of experience you will seek, it is important to examine resources or networking capabilities you may have in this area. Think broadly. Your network capabilities most likely expand beyond your initial perceptions. For example, if you are interested in politics consider anyone you know that has previously been involved with an election campaign. Knowing a previous or current politician is not only unlikely for most, but unnecessary. Simply knowing someone involved is probably adequate to "get your foot in the door" toward a political internship.
Resources for gaining more information are also important. Some possibilities include: the library, volunteer centers, your academic advisor, the Career Services Office and the International Programs Office. Also check links provided on the Career Services website.