BFIS ‘Intro-To-Insurance’ Programme Begins

May 26, 2015

The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme started this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks learning all about insurance and the Bermuda insurance sector – from how to form an insurance company to work-shadowing underwriters.

Four Bermudians and two American students from the Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services at Illinois State University will be visiting over 25 insurance, reinsurance companies and related organizations in Hamilton over the three week programme, which runs from May 26 to June 12.

This year’s Bermuda Interns team comprises BFIS Scholars, Ciara Burrows [Legal Studies and Economics / University of Waterloo] and Yuki Sun [Actuarial Science / Heriot-Watt University] together with Zachary Friesen [Business / Trinity Western University] and Sydney Neal [Finance and International Business / McGill University] plus Stephani Arapidis and Courtney Guzzino, both studying Insurance and Finance at the Katie School.

Sydney Neal, visiting ISU students Stephani Arapidis and Courtney Guzzino, Zachary Friesen, Yuki Sun and Ciara Burrows.

BFIS Bermuda interns

On July 24th the team will make a presentation 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

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 the total number of students who have taken part is 113 and the majority have used it as a stepping stone into the industry. Applications for the 2016 programmes open on January 1st on

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