Using an online platform, students are placed into project teams with a Planning Consultant who mentors them through the experience. Over the course of the internship, students use research studies, stakeholder input, and a couple of professional land planning tools to propose land-use changes. Using these resources, students perform tasks similar to those Urban Planners complete in their training. They research citizen’s concerns about issues like revenue, water pollution, waste, housing, and more; use a GIS model of Lowell, MA, called iPlan, to create preference surveys and redevelopment proposals; as well as record and reflect on their tasks in an electronic planning notebook. All activities are complete online, and students are able to communicate with their teammates and Planning Consultant using built-in chat and email.