Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) has launched an internship programme for Bermudian college students. 
The ten interns will take part in BILTIR’s ten-week programme, which runs from June 11 until August 17. Each of the successful applicants has been placed with a BILTIR member company and will receive hands-on exposure and insight into the life reinsurance sector.
The interns selected for the programme are:
  • Nicolas Araujo – Legal & General Re
  • Cyana Burgess – Global Atlantic Re
  • Tahirah Cross – Sun Life Assurance
  • Mauriq Hill – Hannover Life Re
  • Shane Hollis – Athene Life Re
  • Evin Mosley  – Athene Life Re
  • Quinnae Outerbridge – Athene Life Re
  • Imani Smith – Sun Life Assurance
  • Jalen Symonds-Bean – Wilton Re Bermuda
  • Kayla Virgil-Darrell – Somerset Re
The internship opportunities were listed on BILTIR’s website and the successful applicants were vetted, interviewed and selected by their host company.
As part of their experience, the interns will take part in a series of networking and educational events, including lunch and learn sessions at each of the participating companies. In these sessions they will discuss the life (re)insurance sector and its products, the nature and professional opportunities arising from the Bermuda life (re)insurance industry and hear from young professionals in the field.
Sylvia Oliveira, Director of BILTIR, said: “We are delighted to be launching a summer internship programme for college students. We hope that more young Bermudians will consider the life sector when they graduate, and this programme will expose the participants to the industry. This is an incredible opportunity for these young people to gain first-hand experience of the life reinsurance sector and to make important professional connections.” 
  • Photo Back Row: Casper Young Legal & General Re, Scott Selkirk Somerset Re, Shane Hollis Athene Life Re (intern), Wenda Roberts BILTIR, Sylvia Oliveira Wilton Re /BILTIR Director, Hana Bremar Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada. Front Row: Kayla Virgil-Darrell Somerset Re (intern), Jalen Symonds-Bean Wilton Re (intern), Imani Smith Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (intern), Tahirah Cross Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (intern), Cyana Burgess – Global Atlantic Re (intern), Mauriq Hill Hannover Life Re (intern), Kiara Somner Global Atlantic Re. Interns Not Pictured: Evin Mosley Athene Life Re, Quinnae Outerbridge Athene Life Re, Nicolas Araujo Legal & General Re 
  • BILTIR: Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) was created to serve as a formal association representing the long-term insurers and reinsurers in Bermuda. The primary focus of BILTIR is to act as an advocate for Bermuda’s life and annuity industry for public policy that supports the industry marketplace, including regulatory requirements, other Bermuda Monetary Authority or Bermuda government issues, and tax matters with various jurisdictions. Today BILTIR represents 55 companies in the long-term insurance and reinsurance sector and is committed to supporting the industry’s growth and success in Bermuda and globally. For more information, visit