Argonne National Laboratory Tribal Internship Program
282-DEP-1 : GEOGRAPHIC ENERGY-RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SYSTEMS (This project is part of EVS Division)
Argonne National Laboratory is providing support to various federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) in the preparation of programmatic environmental impact statements to evaluate the impacts of proposed alternative energy programs. In addition, Argonne is preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement to evaluate impacts of multi-use energy transmission corridor rights-of-way on federal lands throughout the eastern U.S. As part of these projects, Argonne uses geographic information systems (GIS) to evaluate the spatial context of proposed activities and to assist with the evaluations of potential impacts to the environment.
Argonne is interested in identifying one or more interns to assist with GIS activities for these projects. It is anticipated that selected interns would be assigned to assist in the preparation of GIS databases, produce maps, and/or conduct GIS analyses on a particular research area of interest. They would prepare a written report and/or oral presentation at the conclusion of the internship that would be used to inform environmental impact analyses. Internships would be geared toward interests and educational background of the selected student. Examples of potential topics include a technical discussion of the methods used to produce data, maps, or results with the GIS, or descriptions of a particular analysis in the EIS and how GIS was used.