Be part of a National Refill Day and help us prevent plastic pollution at source. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a national marketing campaign for an award-winning not for profit. You’ll be involved in the entire process from planning, and delivery right through to activation and evaluation.
- 3-4 month marketing internship internship
- April – July
- 2-3 days a week full time
About National Refill Day
National Refill Day is our annual public awareness campaign to raise the profile of Refill and to get people to think about the impact of using a single use plastic bottle and encouraging them to carry a reusable bottle and refill on the go. The campaign launched for the first time in 2018 reaching over 33 million people. We were trending on social media all day and had the support of Sadiq Khan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and more. https://refill.org.uk/about/national-refill-day/
You’ll gain experience in:
- Marketing campaign planning and project management
- Creative planning and agency management
- Liaising with a varied selection of corporate and brand partners
- PR and media – copy writing and outreach
- Social media – planning, writing and posting content and well as engaging and activating our digital communities.
- Influencer marketing – outreach and management
- Reporting and evaluation
What we’re looking for:
- Someone super organised and able to hit the ground running.
- A creative mind who can think fast and come up with great ideas.
- A digital native with experience planning social media content and managing accounts.
- A passionate copy-writer or journalist
- Experience with video production or photography.
What you’ll be doing:
- Supporting with project management – keeping the planner up to date and supporting with ad hoc tasks
- Managing enquires and questions
- Influencer Outreach: Research, contacting and managing influencer and blogger relationships
- Social media: Creating, posting and responding to social media content
- PR: researching & contacting press and support our media manager with sending out the press release.
Who we are:
City to Sea is an award-winning not-for-profit environmental organisation campaigning to stop plastic pollution – from city to sea. We’re made up of everyday people doing extraordinary things; using our skills (and sometimes discovering new ones) to create a more beautiful world.
Through our fun, solutions-focused initiatives we’re empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities, working with companies and retailers to help them tackle plastic pollution and reaching millions of people with our digital content and campaigns.
Our mission is to connect our actions to the oceans, by giving people and businesses from all backgrounds simple ways to make a significant difference.
We believe that by ‘connecting our actions to our oceans’ we can safeguard our seas for the future. Our vision is for the world’s waterways and coastlines to be strewn with sticks, sand and seaweed … not plastic! https://www.citytosea.org.uk/
- We persuaded all major supermarkets and high street stores to #SwitchTheStick in 2017– replacing plastic stemmed cotton buds with paper. A move which will stop over 478 tonnes of single-use, non-recyclable plastic being produced each year! Our petition was signed and shared by over 155,000 consumers in just two months.
- Our Refill campaign has grown from a pilot scheme in Bristol in 2015, to the UK’s leading drinking water campaign, with over 17,000 Refill Stations across the UK. The Refill campaign was awarded Gold at the Global Good Awards in 2018.
- We engaged almost a quarter of a million people to petition with 38 Degrees, for a visible tax on single-use items, like coffee cups, at point of sale. 31% of these people went on to respond to HM Treasury’s consultation seeking views on tackling the single-use plastic issue – which had the highest government consultation response rate EVER in government history.
- Appeared in national and international publications, on TV and directly reached over 3 million people with our #PlasticFreePeriods? video in 2017.
Refill is our award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution at source by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than to buy a single-use plastic bottle. https://refill.org.uk/
The campaign works by connecting people who are looking for water, with thousands of local business, transport hubs and public spaces where they can refill for free via a location-based app. Anyone can download the app to find Refill Stations near them. Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply sign up to the app and put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by that they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.
There are now more than 17,000 Refill Stations on the app in the UK alone – including railway stations, airports and high street chains such as Costa, Starbucks and Wetherspoons. Our free app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and the campaign is set to go global. If all our Refill Stations are used just twice a day, we’re saving more than 10 million single use plastic water bottles a year!
A key focus for Refill is to provide ‘everyday activists’ with a simple way to create lasting change in their community by setting up a Refill scheme and there are now over 165 local, grass-roots Refill Schemes across the UK – covering everywhere from Penzance to Edinburgh.