Egypt internship program

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?

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 from inside and outside of the country. However, all candidates that are invited – as a result of their application and online tests – must be able to attend the on-ground assessment day which is the final round of the selection process . Moreover, all international travel and logistics costs during the recruitment process and internship program will be borne by you – unless you need to travel during the internship as part of your project requirements. Also, we expect our interns to be physically present in our premises during the 2 internship cycles.

What is the selection process like?

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 criteria, we will send you an invitation to complete an online test that will assess your:
- Analytical Skills / Problem Solving Ability / Ability to draw logical conclusion and solve problems based on facts
- Customer Focus / Innovation that Matters / Personal Growth Mindset and Communication

If you pass our online assessment you get 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 in your country, please select your target country under the “Select your Country” tab – located at the upper-right corner of this webpage – and check the local FAQs.

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

Participating in the on-ground assessment day is a requirement for the recruitment process. Not only that, it’s an opportunity for all the candidates to challenge their limits and discover themselves while interacting with a wide group of people – not only other fellow applicants but PMI employees as well. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide additional dates to the one set for the on-ground assessment day. We will inform you well in advance if you are eligible for it, hoping that this will allow you to plan your activities and join us

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

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

The first internship cycle is planned as follows :

- 1st cycle : July 1st till August 13th, 2020.
- 2nd Cycle : July 15th to August 31st, 2021.

What are the normal work hours?

Working hours are 8/9am to 5/6pm Sunday to Thursday with a one-hour break.

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

The selected interns will work under an internship contract and will receive payment during the internship cycle. Further details will be provided to them at the time of the offer

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

Depending on the project scope and expected deliverables, projects may require individual or group work. In any case, you can be sure that all projects will be meaningful, challenging, and give you the opportunity to showcase and further develop your skills, whether it is in an individual or group setting.

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?

Yes, you can. We can provide you with a certificate as proof of performance and attendance for your university.

Will I receive a job offer with Philip Morris International 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.