BFIS interns head for US

  • Taste of insurance: Niambi Landy-Philpott, 2017 Atlanta intern; Walker Campbell, Aaron Rego, Chelsea Warren, Khaeljah Burgess, Danielle Wall, Tashae Trott, Tomisha Goater, Cayla Wade, Tracey DeSouza, 2017 Chicago intern; and BFIS chairwoman Gail Martin (Photograph supplied)

BFIS has sent a team of students to the US to get experience in insurance markets there.

Eight interns left for Atlanta and Chicago on Saturday for the two-week, Intro to Insurance Programme.

The Atlanta group consists of Walker Campbell, an economics student at William & Mary College; Aaron Rego, an economics student at the University of East Anglia; Danielle Wall, a business student at Wilfrid Laurier and Chelsea Warren, a business student at Alabama A & E.

The Chicago group consists of Nottingham Trent University students Khaeljah Burgess and Tashae Trott, studying finance and psychology respectively; Tomisha Goater, an economics student at the University of Florida and Cayla Wade, who is studying insurance at Georgia State University.

“These two short weeks can really help students focus on the direction of their studies and aspirations,” Jane Bielby, BFIS administrator and programme organiser, said. “Students participating in our intern programmes since 2002 now total 158, with 96 per cent of those who have graduated finding careers in the insurance sector.

“It takes a great deal of organisation and planning to coordinate these programmes and BFIS appreciates the enthusiastic response we receive from the hosting companies and their staff, many having hosted our interns every year since the programmes started.”

The “short and intense programmes” began yesterday and end on July 20.

The students in Atlanta will be hosted by AIG, Allied World, Alston & Bird, AmWINS, AON, Arch, Axis, Chubb, Coca-Cola, Cunningham Lindsey (MCL Global), Lloyd’s, Lockton Companies, Markel, Marsh, Merlinos, RPS Atlanta, Southern Company and USI Insurance Services.

The Chicago programme is organised by the Katie School and their alumni, many of whom have participated in the BFIS Bermuda intern programme. The students will be hosted by AIG, Allied World, Aon, Arch Insurance, Chubb, Lockton, Travelers, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Zurich, and they are also invited on the Chicago’s Insurance Association Lake Michigan cruise.

A presentation by all the 2018 intern groups will take place on Monday, July 30 at KPMG, 4 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton. The BFIS Overseas Intern Programmes are sponsored by XL Catlin.

Students interested in applying for the 2019 programmes are welcome to attend and should e-mail to register