U of Toronto just announced their new Graduate Enterprise Internship program! Exciting! Internships for STEM MSc and PhD students - partly sponsored by the employee. Giant step forward!
I always thought if MDs have internships, residencies, and continuing career development programs, why not PhDs? Engineering students have always had great internship programs - now we have them for the science students.
If your university does not have one in place, direct your Dean to our website so they can start one of their own! Perhaps you can help establish it! I believe that future graduate students will definitely check out the internships programs when choosing their higher educations.