Originally Posted by yaustar
Considering you have only 4 months from today, ask game companies if there are any internships available NOW. This is also highly unlikely as get filled very quickly at the start of the year.
There is a small chance of contract jobs for Games Testing and Level Scripting/Editing being available for 3 months over the summer.
Beyond that, consider joining a decent MOD/indie game/large hobby project team to get something to add to your portfolio (you currently have one right?).
I'm only moving to the new town next year, so that leaves me a lot of time to learn things on my own to get ready for it. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that fact. My main concern is how I should best spend that time.
I will consider joining a game project, perhaps an open-source one. However, I learnt from several articles that for a game programming/game design portfolio, it's always best to have the games done 100% by you. This will show that I know how to complete a game from A to Z.