[A2A] No. No. No. If an internship is required for an internship, no one will ever get an internship. Practically, no one in my batch of 2007 at IITD did an internship before the mandatory post 3rd year internship. I don't know why this culture has started? I don't really like it. You have to work for the rest of your life. Most likely, away from your family. Go home, have fun and help out your parents. You will miss these days.