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

Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

The main purpose of the international student internship program is to contribute to your journey of self-discovery. This is why it is structured in 2 cycles:
Across the two cycles, you will work on projects that will allow you to discover our business challenges, opportunities, processes and systems. You will complete your internship in a different department in each cycle; giving you the chance to deep dive into 2 specific departments.
All in all, the 2-cycle approach gives us a better chance to get to know you while you learn more about PMI and the different aspects of the business here. Eventually, this will help you decide if a career in PMI 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?

PM Turkey welcomes applications from outside of the country for its career internships. 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. Also, we expect our interns to be physically in our premises during the 2 cycles.

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. Complete a mini-video interview to assess your language skills
4. 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?

Unfortunately not, in order to be considered, we expect you to be available to attend the OGA.

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

Yes. You will be informed about your application progress during each step of the process through your registered e-mail. Whether or not you meet the criteria to progress 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 inkompass.turkey@pmi.com

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

The 1st Cycle of the internship: June 17, 2019 - September 14, 2019
The 2nd Cycle of the internship: January 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020

What are the normal work hours?

Our working hours are 08:00 - 17:00. Specific job conditions may differ.

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

Yes, the international internship program at INKOMPASS offers a very competitive salary.

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!

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.