Canada internship program

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

Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS offers an internship program for students with 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.

All in all, it gives us a better chance for us to get to know you and for you to learn more about RBH and different aspects of the business here. This will help you decide if a career at RBH is what you are looking for.

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?

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. Invitations to company activities and events;
2. 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?

We welcome applications both from inside and outside of the country. However, all candidates who are invited - as a result of their application and online tests - must be able to attend the on-ground assessment day as the final round of the selection process. Moreover, all travel and logistics costs during the recruitment and the internship program will be borne by you - unless you need to travel during the internship as part of your project requirements. If you are a non-resident of Canada, it is mandatory for you to have a valid work permit as per Canadian Law.

What is the selection process like?

Our application form is very simple and fast to complete.

As a first step, submit your application by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab – located at the upper-right corner of this webpage.

If your application form meets our eligibility criteria, we will send you an invitation to complete two online tests – one that will assess your ability to manage numerical data and another one that will require you to make decisions on a wide variety of simulated scenarios. Once you pass the online assessments, you will receive a a requets to answer a question via a video interview where you will have to be creative.

If you clear our online assessments, you will be invited to participate in an exciting on-ground assessment day, consisting of different activities and fun exercises that you will go through individually and as a team with other fellow applicants.

We end with an appreciation party, a celebration of your efforts and a great networking opportunity. Fun is a constant through this experience!

You will receive feedback along the process, letting you know whether you made it to the next step or not.

To learn about the specific recruitment dates and timings for Canada, please check the "SCHEDULES & TIMELINES" tab.

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

You can contact our local HR team by replying to the email that was sent to you to invite you to the assessment day.

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

You will receive feedback within 2 weeks of applying, letting you know whether you made it to the next step or not. If you have any additional questions or have not yet heard back, please contact us at

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

The internship program for students has two cycles. The 1st cycle of the internship will start in May 2019 and run until August 2019. The 2nd cycle will take place at approximately the same time in 2020. There is some flexibility based on your academic school year.

What are the normal work hours?

The normal work hours will be 9 AM to 5 PM, however, depending on the project you are assigned to, you may be required to work outside these hours on occasion.

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

Yes. Our selected INKOMPASS interns will receive a competitive wage during each internship cycle. Further details will be provided at the time of the offer.

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

The projects that we assign to our INKOMPASS interns are carefully selected by our teams. Depending on the scope and the expected deliverables of these projects, we decide if it is best that they are carried out individually or by a project team. In any case, we always make sure that all of our projects meet high quality standards and that they are meaningful and challenging for our interns.

Interns are never alone during their INKOMPASS career internship experience. They receive support, coaching and feedback from their Coaches, Project Sponsors and Buddies.

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?

As soon as you join us for your INKOMPASS internship, your Coach will introduce you to your project. This project will have a definite scope and deliverables based on which you will be assessed. At Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., we believe that WHAT you are able to achieve and deliver is important, but HOW you do it as well. This is why you will also be assessed on the behaviours you display along your internship which should be aligned with our company’s work ethics.

The final assessment will take place at the end of each internship cycle, however you will receive feedback throughout the experience so that you are able to understand what is expected from you. We will also give you guidance on how to achieve it.

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?

If your university/program of study provides credits for this experience, you may do so.

Will I receive a job offer with Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. when I complete my internship?

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