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BFIS interns present on what they learnt

Taste of insurance: most of the BFIS interns who learned about the industry in workplaces in Bermuda, Atlanta, Chicago and London

Sixteen Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies interns made presentations to more 50 insurance professionals on what they learnt in their taste of the industry this summer.

The four teams of university students experienced the insurance markets of Atlanta, Bermuda, Chicago and London.

The BFIS intern programmes are short but intensive with three weeks in Bermuda, and two weeks in Atlanta, Chicago and London.

The interns ranged from sophomores to graduates and they gained the opportunity to really understand what insurance is all about from insurance professionals.

Cathy Lapsley, BFIS executive director, said a total of 80 offices representing 55 companies either in Bermuda or overseas hosted the students, with staff often giving generously of their time to meet with the students for a morning or lunch or the whole day and sometimes after work too.

Lead sponsors are Allied World for the Bermuda intern programme and XL Catlin for the Atlanta, Chicago and London programmes. KPMG sponsored the final presentation lunch.

BFIS said 129 Bermudian students have now taken part in the programme and have found it a great stepping stone when graduating to work in insurance.

The Bermuda programme started in 2001, Chicago in 2006, London in 2008 and Atlanta in 2012.

To view the interns’ presentations, go to www.bfis.bm/internships and click on “2016 Interns Presentations”.