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

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 any Universities within and outside Thailand. However, all students residing outside of Thailand should have a Thai passport.

Candidates who are invited - as a result of their application and online test - must be able to attend the virtual on-ground assessment day as the final round of the selection process.

If you are accepted to the INKOMPASS global internship program in Thailand that is not your primary country of residence, you will be responsible for covering any expenses for work permit, visa, accommodation, etc. that may arise in order for you to be present and available for the internship.

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 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 required, you will be sent a Sonru Video interview or we will schedule a short call with you

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

3. Participate in a virtual on-ground assessment (VOGA), the final stage of the recruitment process. During the VOGA, we will meet virtually 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?

Participating in the virtual on-ground assessment day is a requirement for the selection process. The event will take place only on January 15, 2021. This virtual on-ground assessment day provides INKOMPASS candidates with the opportunity to challenge their limits and discover themselves while interacting with a wide group of people viz., other applicants, PMI employees, who will not just assess you but also answer any questions that you may have about the program or the company. Feel free to contact the local HR team by writing to the email "".

 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

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

The internship will begin on June 1 and will last until July 30, 2021. Being a 9-week internship, unfortunately there is no flexibility on the dates.

What are the normal work hours?

The normal work hours are flexible, working from home is also an option due to the COVID-19 situation: Monday to Thursday - core time 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (you can start working at home or come to the office anytime between 7:00 & 10:00 AM and stay for 8 hours excluding lunch). For Friday we offer remote working means that you can work from anywhere!

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

Yes, the INKOMPASS student summer internship offers a very competitive salary at THB30,000 per month. The contractual condition is under the internship program.

 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 get the job offer? How will I be assessed?

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?

We encourage you to explore with your University to understand if they allow credits for an internship project. If the University requires a document of the satisfactory completion of the project, we can definitely support you with it.

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

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