Blog post -
My year as an intern at London Sport
Over the last ten months I have been the Marketing and Communications Intern at London Sport. With only a few months left of this fantastic internship I have looked back at some of my favourite projects and events from the year.
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Active London, September 2018
In the first couple of weeks of my placement I was immediately part of the Active London event working group, an event that brought together stakeholders to share discussions and ideas on how we can get more people active. It was great being involved in the promotion as well as the onsite delivery of this event so early on in my placement. Taking part in the sunrise rooftop yoga was a particular highlight.
Big ideas group, November 2018
Another project that I enjoyed in my year at London Sport was being a part of the BIG Ideas Group. This project puts you into small groups and encourages blue sky thinking into ways we can get more people active. Not only was this a great creative project that allowed me to develop my presentations skills, my team also went on to win the pitch to the external judges.
London Sport Awards, March 2019
If I had to choose my favourite moment from the year it would have to be The London Sport Awards. The marketing and communications team, of which I’m part, worked on the London Sport Awards for nearly six months deciding the theme, building shortlists, selling tickets and creating an inspiring evening celebrating activity champions in London. It was incredible to see the whole event come together and be such an amazing success.
Facebook workshop, April 2018
As part of a new digital marketing pilot where London Sport are encouraging older adults to join walking groups through Facebook advertising, I got the opportunity to attend a workshop at the Facebook head office. The day had some incredible insights as well as the opportunity to see the impressive offices.
Themed Briefing, May 2019
The House of Sport holds a themed briefing every month - each with a different theme aimed at sharing knowledge and best practice with the residents here. I got the opportunity to organise one of the briefings on the power of volunteering where I organised speakers from Parkrun, London Youth and Goodgym.
Sports clubs, House of Sport
One of the perks of working in a building filled with sporting organisations means people are always up for a lunch time activity. From netball to football to baseball they have been a great way of meeting people from different organisations and breaking up a day in the office.
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