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BFIS interns start three-week programme

The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its sixteenth year, started this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks, through June 9, learning about the Bermuda insurance industry in depth — from how to form an insurance company to work-shadowing underwriters.

The students will be visiting 30 insurance, reinsurance companies and related organisations in Hamilton over the three-week programme.

This year's Bermuda interns are Kyra Dunstan studying human resources management at the University of Western Ontario; Kenneth Mayne (business management, BPP Business School, London); Cara Philip (international development MSc, London University SOAS); Sophia Schwertl (accounting, University of Western Ontario); and Morgan Loy and Libby Schrishuhn (risk management and insurance, Illinois State University).

The BFIS Summer Intern Programmes are open to students focused on careers in the insurance sector who are usually in either their junior or senior year at university, giving them the opportunity to learn about the insurance markets of either Bermuda, London, Chicago or Atlanta.

Including this year's interns, 145 Bermudian students have now participated in these very intensive programmes, with almost all entering the insurance sector when graduated.

On July 27, all four teams will make presentations to the BFIS board and hosting-company representatives on what they gained from the programme.

Students are welcome to attend this and can contact the BFIS office at

Applications for the 2018 programmes open on January 1 on

The Bermuda intern programme is sponsored by Allied World and the London, Chicago and Atlanta programmes are sponsored by XL Catlin.

Ready to learn: pictured are BFIS Bermuda 2017 interns, from left, Kenneth Mayne, Morgan Loy, Libby Schrishuhn, Kyra Dunstan, Sophia Schwertl and Cara Philip

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Published May 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm (Updated May 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm)

BFIS interns start three-week programme

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