As part of JPL’s ongoing commitment to the community, the company’s summer interns worked with a local non-profit to help them increase awareness and reach their target. The interns chose to work with the Perry County Literacy Council (PCLC) whose mission is to help adults gain education and job training.

The JPL interns created a promotional video, social media plan, and two mural graphic designs.


“Our work at the PCLC has always been hard to define visually,” said Leslie Heimbaugh, office manager at Perry County Literacy Council, located in Newport, PA. “The interns at JPL spent time with us at the office, asked very informed questions and really grasped our work so quickly. The video and graphics exceed my expectations in every way possible. We are so fortunate to have been included in this project.”

The interns who created the project are (left to right) Account Management Intern Meghan Donegan (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Graphic Design Intern Alyssa Chavez (Texas Tech), Production Interns Emily Strange (Temple University) and John MacDonald (Edinboro University), Digital Marketing Intern Evan Weber (Shippensburg University) and Interactive Intern Aidan Parker (HACC).

Each group of JPL interns is challenged to create a communications project for a non-profit of their choosing. Over time, JPL interns have helped organizations including Caitlin’s Smiles, Feel Your Boobies, and Parent Heart Watch.

Learn more about the Perry County Literacy Council and watch the video produced by JPL interns.