Direct Marketing Internship (DC)

Page - May 11, 2011
Do you enjoy reading, proofing, creative writing, marketing, sending letters, designing art work, tracking results, or running statistical analysis? You may find your perfect match as a Direct Marketing Intern.

The Greenpeace Direct Marketing team is looking for a qualified intern to assist in the coordination and smooth operation of our direct mail programs.  Depending on your skills and interests and our needs, this internship could include responsibilities such as:

  • Industry research
  • Proposing strategy
  • Learning about fundraising
  • Evaluating fundraising efforts
  • Proofreading
  • Copy editing
  • Data Management
  • Updating systems
  • Coordinating outsourced direct mail, monthly giving, and telemarketing
  • Learning about and practicing networking skills
  • Learning more about other development teams and the bigger picture
  • Attending weekly and monthly campaign update meetings
  • Collaborating across departments with the campaigns, online, communications, legal, and finance teams


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Data entry experience a plus
  • Interest in marketing a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to try new things
  • Ability to work as an individual and within small groups
  • Strong creative and critical thinking to come up with new and innovative ideas
  • Interest in fundraising for non-profit organizations
  • Organized and detail oriented

The Direct Marketing team is an integral part of Greenpeace's Development Department, and is responsible for the management of fundraising for monthly and one-time donors at the $1-$499.99 level. The Direct Marketing team works with several out-of-house vendors to coordinate the mailing and telemarketing cultivation and solicitation of these donors. The team is also responsible for acquiring new donors, and for testing new methods of acquisition.

Apply for Fall 2015