Eighteen Interns Take Part In BILTIR Programme

June 16, 2021

Eighteen young Bermudians have this week started learning about the long-term life and insurance sector in a two month internship programme organised by Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR].

As part of the paid internship programme, Scott Selkirk, chair of BILTIR’s Strategy Committee, presented an introductory session on the life insurance sector to the university students via Zoom due to Covid restrictions. The interns will also participate in networking and educational events, learn about life and annuity products, and explore career opportunities in the sector.

BILTIR Internship Programme Bermuda June 2021

The full-time programme runs until August 20th with eleven BILTIR companies taking part this year: Athora, Athene, Fortitude Re, Global Atlantic Re, Hannover Life Re America, Legal & General, Resolution Re Ltd, Somerset Re, Sun Life, Wilton Re and EY. The programme was established in 2018 with 11 summer interns.

BILTIR represents 61 long-term insurance, reinsurance and servicing companies in Bermuda who provide life and annuity products and employ more than 600 people on the island.

“Our internship programme introduces young Bermudians to a variety of career opportunities in the life sector,” said BILTIR Chair Sylvia Oliveira. “BILTIR companies offer interesting and well-paid roles in fields such as actuarial, accounting, legal, technology, and investment. We have an impressive group of interns this year who are on their way to becoming the future stars of Bermuda’s insurance industry.”

This year’s interns and participating companies are: Inish Crisson [Athora]; Jalen Wales [Athora]; Ryann Hollis [Athora]; Nadir Young [Athene]; Chrysda Smith [Athene]; Owenea Roberts [Fortitude Re]; Hannah Blyden [Global Atlantic Re]; Zariah Franklin-Grant [Global Atlantic Re]; Connor Shanahan [Hannover Life Re America]; Tyler Kelly [Legal & General]; Jordan Etemadi [Resolution Re Ltd]; Caroline Amaral [Resolution Re Ltd]; Cameron de Ste Croix [Somerset Re]; Bathsheba Jones [Sun Life]; Jasai Burrows [Sun Life]; Trae Smith [Wilton Re]; Alexa DeSilva [EY]; and Sachio Harrison [EY].

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