Lincoln Financial Group says it will be running this year’s summer internship program entirely online.
The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based life insurer has recruited 88 students and 50 recent graduates from 77 colleges and universities for the internship program.
The participants will get remote work assignments, online mentorships, an executive webinar series, career development webinars, and training on working remotely.
Lincoln will help the interns connect socially by offering virtual co-working spaces and game nights.
Dennis Glass, Lincoln’s chief executive officer, said in a statement that Lincoln hopes the program will help create the talent pool the United States needs to rebuild the economy.
“Our response to COVID-19 has been guided by three strategic principles: protect our employees, serve our customers without disruption, and help America get through this crisis,” Glass said. “Shifting our early career programs to a virtual environment hits on all three objectives.”
In other personnel moves news:
FBL Financial Group Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, has hired Jeffrey Whitehead to be its chief investment officer.
Whitehead previously was head of insurance asset management at Aegon USA. He has been leading the team that manages the Transamerica unit’s general account portfolios. The portfolios hold about $85 billion.
Earlier, Whitehead was director, sales, marketing and insurance portfolio strategy, at PIMCO’s specialty markets unit. He has also been an insurance portfolio strategist at an arm of CNO Financial Group Inc.
Whitehead has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.