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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?

To become an INKOMPASS Intern in Turkey you must be a Turkish citizen or possess a work permit that allows you to work in Turkey.

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 the online test.
It will help us to assess your decision-making abilities on a wide variety of simulated scenarios.

3. Complete a mini-video interview to assess your language skills
4. Participate in our Virtual Assessment Day, the final stage of the recruitment process. During the VAD, 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 VAD.

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.global@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: July 19, 2021 - September 15, 2021
The 2nd Cycle of the internship: January 31, 2022 - April 22, 2022

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 INKOMPASS international student internship program 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.
Additionally you will get the chance to develop various skills with in-class, online & on-the-job trainings.

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?

The INKOMPASS Internship Program does not promise a job offer after completion. However, 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. What INKOMPASS does offer best internship program with certainty is to upskill you during your internship and make you stand out in the job market after graduation.