Merkle Art Director Internship

Art Director/Designer Internship DescriptionComplete the Merkle training program to become familiar with our systems

  • Receive one-on-one mentorship from a senior Merkle art director/Creative Director

  • Work as part of a team with art directors, account people, media people, and a Creative Director in brainstorming and executing concepts

  • Participate in the weekly “ink&bit” creative forum

  • Learn and implement best practices for Facebook, emails, direct mail, and more

  • Embrace a culture based on teamwork, collaboration, and a desire to do great work

  • Ability to balance high-quality standards with schedule pressures

  • Take part in a 4 week Creative Challenge where you write a strategy, develop a creative campaign for a real client and have the opportunity to be mentioned in the company wide Shout Out report


  • Must be a rising senior with strong grades both in the major and overall

  • A strong portfolio of art/marketing samples

  • Proficiency in Abobe’s Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office

  • Must be hard-working and eager to learn

  • Must be able to work as part of a team, design clear emails, and be friendly and patient

  • Must be interested in learning the ins and outs of the ever-evolving world of direct marketing, both online and off

This is a paid 10-week internship from June through August located at Merkle headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

Paul Manion
VP, Group Creative Director  

Merkle, Inc.