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Closing on 31st April 2024

Discover yourself with INKOMPASS Discover yourself with INKOMPASS

Discover yourself with INKOMPASS

INKOMPASS is a global internship program by Philip Morris International that enables you to discover yourself by working in a creative, dynamic, and culturally diverse environment.
When you intern with us, you will be given an opportunity to:

  • Make an impact and work on real business projects
  • Network with forward looking individuals who bring passion and innovation to the forefront of the industry
  • Gain valuable experience by joining PMI on its mission to deliver a Smoke-Free future for all

Get ready to begin your INKOMPASS journey with a comprehensive onboarding experience with a dedicated coach and wrap it up with a final assignment to reflect on your key functional learnings.

We are on the lookout for:

  • Dynamic and driven go-getters
  • Curious and passionate team players
  • Undergraduate students of 2024
  • Master's degree students


How to apply? Applying for INKOMPASS is a very simple process and takes only a few minutes. All you have to do is fill out the application for the internship program.

  • Application

    Go to the “Explore Opportunities” page and select your country of internship. Visit your country page and check the internships available. Review the details and apply for the opportunity you want.

  • Evaluation

    If you meet the criteria, you’ll be invited for a digital interview which will evaluate your communication, team building and problem-solving skills. Clear the interview to take an online assessment to evaluate your analytical skills.

  • In-person Assessment Day

    If you were successful with step 2 you will get invited to an in-person assessment day, where you will participate in team activities, one on one interviews with PMI experts, and engage with other fellow candidates!

  • Internship Offer

    Selected candidates will receive an internship offer from us. At the end of the program, you will receive a certification for INKOMPASS Program Completion.

Key dates and deadlines for recruitment

To help you keep track of the INKOMPASS recruitment process, below are important dates and milestones that you should consider while applying for the program. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your emails for updates regarding your application status during your recruitment journey with us:

Dates Activity
4th March 2024 Applications Open
31st April 2024 Applications Closed
May 2024 Virtual On-ground Assessment
June 2024 INKOMPASS start date

Projects we are accepting applications for

As a part of Indirect Retail Team, you will be involved in a variety of exciting projects that have direct impact on the business success. You will work alongside experienced professionals and gain exposure to key aspects of retail operations, from market research and market analysis to program implementation and performance evaluation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support with market initiatives: Conduct field visits to retail partners and ensuring awareness of key programs like DTE, and IQOS consumer programs.
  • Analyze market trends: Identify emerging trends, provide insights and recommendations to the team.
  • Contribute to program implementation and execution: Assist with the successful implementation and execution of agreed-upon commercial plans, ensuring seamless roll-out and achieving set KPIs.
  • Prepare reports and presentations: Develop concise and informative reports and presentations, communicating key findings and recommendations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

As a part of the Category Development team, the program objective is to spearhead initiatives to propel the growth of the Smoke-Free Products category in Kuwait. Lead initiatives focused on accelerating quality awareness and brand equity. Additionally, the intern will oversee the flawless execution of IQOS Master program, MGM, accessing new communities through offline and online activations. This multifaceted role requires strong project management skills, including planning, negotiation, vendor vetting and selection, and logistics coordination.

Furthermore, the intern will support the Business Planning department in ad-hoc reporting, modelling, and analysis of the category/market for both internal / external presentations. The intern will also engage with external vendors, suppliers, and potential partners to negotiate and activate activities aimed at marketing the Smoke-Free Products category.

Introducing INKOMPASS assessment

Face to face interactions are integral to any recruitment process. We do them at INKOMPASS as well, however, with a bit of a twist to ensure that we get to know you in a fun and engaging manner. Once you pass through all our online assessment tests, you’d be invited to attend the on-ground or a virtual assessment. To know more about the virtual assessment check out the video below.

assessment assessment WATCH VIDEO

VOGA 2022 Transcript

Hello and welcome to the virtual online assessment event for INKOMPASS.
Congratulations for making up to this far in your INKOMPASS internship selection journey.
This online assessment is the last step of your INKOMPASS selection process and we are here to tell you everything that you need to know about it.
So, what should you expect out of the INKOMPASS virtual online assessment event?
You will get to meet our employees from Philip Morris International.
You will also get an opportunity to meet our Ex-INKOMPASS interns who are now with us as full-time employees, at the same time you will also get to participate in fun assessment activities that will help us get to know you and your potential better.
In the accompanying emailer you will find the date and time of the virtual online assessment event and the entire event will be hosted on Microsoft teams.
Unfamiliar with Microsoft teams?
Don't worry we are here to help you with everything.
So, What do you need to attend the virtual event?
A high speed internet connection, a laptop or a desktop device it can be either a windows or a mac device.
Make sure the microphone and camera of your device is fully functional as we'll need to see you and hear you throughout the event.
Please ensure that the latest version of Microsoft teams application is installed on your laptop or desktop device.
You can find the download link of the latest version on Microsoft teams website.
A notepad and a pen, a power backup for your internet connection, laptop or desktop devices to have an uninterrupted participation.
Having all these in place and prepared will ensure you have a seamless experience throughout the event.
We'll be having four different activities during the event.
The first activity will be a meet and greet session where you will be meeting Philip Morris International employees, ex-INKOMPASS interns and other participating candidates and will be briefed about the agenda of the day.
The next activity will be a series of speed interviews with different assessors where we will get insights about you and your potential.
The next activity will be a business case challenge where you will be asked to solve a real business problem with your team members.
The last activity of the day will be a reflection session with PMI employees and ex-INKOMPASS interns where we will take your feedback and answer all the queries that you may have at the end of the day. You will be receiving an email from us accompanying your personalized agenda within 24 to 48 hours prior to the virtual assessment online event.
Please ensure that you have latest version of Microsoft teams installed on your desktop or laptop and you have tested it to check if it is working fine for you, this is critical.
Let's look at how to go about downloading Microsoft teams in your laptop or desktop device and how to activate it.
Go to the official Microsoft teams website.
If you're using MacBook you will see this screen after clicking the previous link.
If you are using windows machine you will see this screen after clicking the previous link.
As next step, click on download teams button.
Once you click on download teams button a window will pop up and you can download the software file.
Once the download is complete you can run the saved file and once you finish all the steps for installation MS team will be installed in your system.
You don't need to login into Microsoft teams as for this you need to have a working outlook email address.
Your personalized agenda will have the respective links to join various sessions.
You just need to click on them, enter your name and simply join the activity.
Let's look at how your personalized agenda will look like and how to join different activities using it.
In the emailer that you will receive, go to access your schedules section and click to access your agenda.
Your agenda will be in a pdf format which will have the following information.
Make sure you take note of your candidate code, assessor code and all the instructions given.
Your agenda will also have the following information: what is the session about, who will you be meeting in the session, start time of the session, end time of the session, duration of the session, Microsoft teams link to join the session.
Once you click on join now button you will be taken to Microsoft teams website in your browser. Using the session using Microsoft teams App.
This is important that you join using Microsoft teams app to ensure you have all the functionalities active for you.
Once you go to the app you need to enter your first name and click on join now button.
Make sure before you click the join now button you have turned on your mic and camera.
Don't forget to say hello when you see us.
Last but not the least, some guidelines which will ensure you have a great experience at the event.
Please ensure that you're carefully reading all the communication in the form of emailers from your end regarding the event.
Your desktop or laptop devices are in working condition, the mic and the camera on your devices is working as we'll need to see and hear you, you have a high speed internet connection and a power backup to be able to attend the Q&A session and the virtual online assessment event without any interruption.
Please ensure you have the latest version of the Microsoft team software installed on your machines whether windows or mac, test the functionality once with your friends and family to ensure everything is working fine with the app.
In case of any queries or questions or concerns please write to us in the email address given in this emailer and we'll get back to you at the soonest.
We'll also create a group on a popular messenger platform in your country such as WhatsApp or line messenger to keep in touch with you and quick troubleshooting before and during the event.
In case of any disability please inform us in advance by writing to us in the email address given in this emailer and the kind of support that you may need.
We'll try our best to make it happen.
In case you have any queries we are organizing a Q&A session for you.
The details of the session can be found in the emailer sent to you.
We are organizing this session on Microsoft teams so that you can get the first-hand experience of the platform with us and get to know each other.
That's all for now.
We look forward to seeing you at the INKOMPASS virtual online assessment event.
Till then stay safe, stay healthy.
See you soon.