Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, May 19, 2014
There’s no need to hit the panic button. While the best possible scenario is to be working in your desired field, staying productive until you can find a better opportunity to match your career goals is admirable. Keep sight on your longer term goals and continue to stay positive!
Regarding the current internship you are waiting to hear from, certainly send a gentle follow-up email for a status update and reminding the contact of your interest.