Got questions about INKOMPASS? We're here to answer them all. Find out how to apply for our paid internship.

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

Currently, we can only accept students who have a legal residency status in the Philippines or if a foreign resident decides to pursue paid internship for college students in the Philippines, all necessary documentations and accommodation will need to be processed by the intern.

What is the selection process like and what are the timings?

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 ability to manage numerical data as well as another one that will require you to make decisions on a wide variety of simulated scenarios.
If you clear 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.
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.

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

There will be an on-ground assessment on the second week of May 2020. As soon as you have completed the exams and met the qualifying scores, we will inform you of the schedule so you can reserve your day. There will be only one date for this and hope you can make it to this special day!

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 INKOMPASSPH.PMI@pmi.com.

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

The internship will start on June 8, 2020 and will finish on July 31, 2020. It is highly encouraged that interested applicants are available throughout the entire duration as there are predetermined dates for structured activities and events within the internship program with a possibility of travel.

What are the normal work hours?

The normal work hours are from 8:30AM - 5:30PM. Nonetheless, due to specific internship requirements, you may be asked to render work beyond these hours.

What contractual conditions will I be under as an Intern? Will I be compensated/paid during my internship?

INKOMPASS is a paid internship. You will receive an allowance of Php 28,500 per month. In return you will need to fulfill the terms and conditions that will be stipulated in your internship contract, subject to your review and acceptance.

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 in each country. 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 experience. They receive support, coaching and feedback from their Coaches, Project Sponsors and Buddies.

Will I receive guidance and support while I work on my project?

Definitely yes! On your INKOMPASS journey, there will be three important people appointed whose main focus will be to ensure you have a great learning experience that allows you to discover yourself. You will be assigned a COACH, typically a functional Manager, who will introduce you to your project, explain what is expected from you, guide you and provide you feedback as well as help you build connections and relationships with different people and departments from the Company. The PROJECT SPONSOR is the owner of the project you will be working on. During your internship, he/she will make sure you have everything you need to be able to deliver and/or execute your proposals. Along with your Coach, he/she will also provide you with regular feedback. Last but not least, you will also receive support from your BUDDY who will help you with day-to-day questions and provide you advice regarding your project work based on his/her own knowledge and experience.

Will I receive feedback regarding my performance? When?

Your Coach and Project Sponsor will provide you with feedback throughout your INKOMPASS experience. It is important for us to make sure you have a fulfilling learning experience, so we also want to learn from YOU! Your insights, feedback and ideas are very valuable to us, therefore we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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

Definitely yes! Let us know what documents you would need to certify that INKOMPASS meets the your school's requirements for credited internships.

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

INKOMPASS is a journey of mutual discovery. You get the chance to discover yourself, the Company and your interest to join us. We may also provide the best fitting interns with a job offer. We do this by conducting an individual assessment at end of the internship cycle – based on your project deliverables and the behaviors you displayed throughout the internship – if you meet the required performance standards, you may receive a job offer before your graduate.

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