Got questions about INKOMPASS ? We're here to answer them all.

Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS offers a 2-cycle approach because it is an experiential job interview, giving you a better chance to showcase your skills and abilities and giving us a better chance to get to know you.

Across the two cycles, you will work on projects that will allow you to discover our business challenges, opportunities, processes and systems.

The 1st cycle will give you the opportunity to discover several aspects of our company (i.e. operations, people and culture) through projects that allow you to interact with people from different areas.

The 2nd cycle will give you the opportunity to experience a deep dive into a specific department or functional area.

What happens if I don't want to commit myself to participate in the 2nd cycle?

We strive to ensure you have a great 1st cycle experience so that you eagerly look forward to get selected for the 2nd cycle.

However, in case you do not want to continue, there is no obligation for you to do so.

What happens between the 2 cycles of internship?

Since it is a college internship program, staying in touch with you throughout your internship journey is very important to us. You will hear from us between the 2 cycles of your internship, through:

1. An exclsuvie INKOMPASS mobile app, which will allow you to keep in touch with the global INKOMPASS community;
2. Invitations to company activities and events;
3. Communication from your COACH and BUDDY.

I reside outside of the country where I would like to do my internship, can I still apply to the program?

If you apply and are selected to come to the On-Ground Assessment, all costs will be at your own expense.

If you apply and are accepted to an INKOMPASS internship in Brazil, you will be responsible for covering any expenses that may arise in order for you to be present and available during the duration of each cycle of your internship. If, on the other hand, we send you to another country for business purposes, then all related expenses will be covered.

Please make sure you have a RNE for work and studies, and that you can work at least 24 hours per week.

What is the selection process like?

The application steps are the following:

1. Complete the online application by clicking APPLY NOW. If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next step.

2. Complete two online tests:

- A Numerical Test will assess your ability to manage and analyze data
- A Situational Judgment Test (SJT) will assess your decision-making abilities on a wide variety of simulated scenarios

If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next step.

3. Participate in an on-ground assessment (OGA), the final stage of the recruitment process. During the OGA, we will meet face-to-face and get to learn more about each other. You will have a chance to showcase your skills in business cases and team activities, network with other applicants, and meet current Philip Morris International employees. If you meet the criteria, we may invite you to be an INKOMPASS intern!

If I cannot attend the on-ground assessment, are there any other dates available?

No. December 14 is the only date available.

Will I receive feedback if I don’t get selected? When?

Yes. You will be informed of your application progress during each step of the process by your registered email. Whether or not you meet the criteria to progress on to the next application step, you will receive an email confirmation regarding your status. If you do not hear back from us within 2-3 weeks of completing an application step, please contact us at contact@inkompass.global.

The candidates that attend the OGA will receive a personal feedback

When will the internship start and how long will it last? Is there any flexibility with these dates?

The program will start in February 2019. It is a 2-year program, so the program will finish in December 2020.

What are the normal work hours?

To be negotiated with the area. You will need to have availability to work for 24h/week (minimum required).

Is the INKOMPASS internship paid? What contractual conditions will I be under as an intern?

Yes. INKOMPASS is a paid internship program. You will receive a monthly salary and benefits. The terms of agreement will be according the Brazilian law for internships.

Will I be assigned a group project or an individual project?

You will be assigned an individual project, in a specific area, for each cycle.

What type of guidance and support can I expect to receive throughout my program, to help develop me professionally?

Every INKOMPASS intern will receive day-to-day guidance and support from their COACH, who has the same function as a supervisor. He / she will introduce you to your project, clarify expectations, guide you on a day-to-day basis, and provide you with feedback.

In addition, you will also receive support from:
- Your PROJECT SPONSOR, who will ensure you have everything you need in terms of resources and budget to execute your proposals;
- Your BUDDY, who will help you answer general questions and network with different people and departments in the company.

What is the criteria for advancement to the 2nd cycle of the program? How will I be assessed?

During the 1st cycle, you will complete a project with a definite scope and deliverables, based on which you will be assessed. We believe that both WHAT you achieve / deliver and HOW you do so is important. This is why you will also be assessed on the behaviors you display which should be aligned with our company’s work ethics.

Throughout the experience you will receive feedback and guidance so that you understand what is expected of you. The final assessment will take place at the end of each internship cycle.

Will I receive feedback regarding my performance? When?

Your COACH and PROJECT SPONSOR will provide you with feedback throughout your INKOMPASS experience.

We also highly value your insights, feedback, and ideas, so please share them with us as well!

Can I use my internship project experience as a university assignment and / or as credits for graduation?

No, it is not applicable for Brazil.

Will I receive a job offer with Philip Morris International when I complete my internship?

If you successfully complete both cycles of the INKOMPASS college internship program and meet the required performance standards, you may receive a job offer at the completion of your 2nd cycle.