Archival Processing

Internship Available:

Summer 2020

Project Description:

The Special Collections division of the Nashville Public Library seeks an intern to assist with archival processing of its collections. Responsibilities may include basic document preservation activities; organizing, arranging and describing materials in a variety of formats; and creation of formal finding aids and inventories, or other resources, to enable researchers access to collections in subject areas related to Nashville history.


Applicants should be college students with an enthusiasm for history and related subjects and an interest in working with primary source materials. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills, and the ability to work independently and follow directions, with high accuracy and strong attention to detail.  Research experience with manuscript, archival or book repositories is helpful.

Position Type:

Unpaid, part-time internship; 8-12 hours per week (minimum of 100-150 hours) during weekdays, with additional hours possible if needed for credit; otherwise flexible scheduling.