If you had the savings to survive either, would you put 10-12 hours of your day on applying everywhere, or split that with an internship?
I am getting close to wrapping up my portfolio. It’s a good one, with intermediate Typescript React, Express Postgres applications that solve actual problems.
Despite that I think the cleaner path in this job market is to take the internship. I think an internship is so strong that it makes getting a job inevitable.