Archives Project

Internship Available:

Summer and Fall 2020

Project Description:

The Metropolitan Archives in the Nashville Public Library seeks an intern to assist with archival processing of its collections. Duties include inventorying, arranging, describing and creating finding aids for a specific collection(s), to increase access to the public and researchers. Among records to be processed are the collections of the Council of Community Services, an organization involved in the coordination of social services in Davidson County; the Nashville Neighborhood Alliance; the Chamber of Commerce (Nashville Board of Trade); and the records of the Tennessee State Fair.


Applicants should be college students with an enthusiasm for history, political science or related subjects, and an interest in archival processing and data collections. Applicants should have the ability to work independently, with accuracy and attention to detail. Knowledge of Excel, digital imaging and basic document preservations skills is desirable.

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.