I have seen somewhat similar questions to this here but I'm not sure any of them answer what I have in mind so hopefully you good people can be of more help
I am currently a second-year Computer Science student majoring in Artificial Intelligence, my university has an internship program planned for people who complete their third year of the program but honestly, I don't feel like depending on that, you see, this university is actually quite new in the undergraduate scene as they started offering these programs in 2018, it might seem like a reckless thing to sign up for a university that new but in all honesty, it seems like the quality of the program is similar to that of high-end universities, does the job but doesn't really give much real-life experience, and I'm fine with it that way, though like I just mentioned; I don't want to place ALL my trust of finding early job experience in their hands, I only want it as a backup option in case my personal efforts fail.
Now on to the question's point, what could I be studying and working towards on the side to give myself a bit of a boost when starting to do internships? What I thought about first was working more on my existing web developing skills so that maybe I can do a side job of web development to help myself start becoming financially independent, but obviously my major is not focused on that so studying web development on the side would work against me academically-wise (besides, I have barely enough free time to work on my studies and keep active so that I don't rot while staying at home during this time of plague), so what should I be doing instead? If I purely focus on my study materials I don't feel that will get me anywhere, because the real world is much more complicated than that, but I also don't want to study something that will hinder my academic performance, any tips/resources on this?
TL;DR I'm a Computer Science undergraduate majoring in AI looking for stuff to do so that I can become better at this for when I get out to the real world, help would be appreciated on this.