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 specific collections, to increase access to the public and researchers. Among the records to be processed are the Joy Hume Falk Collection, the personal papers of a dynamic community leader; the Nashville Housing Authority Records; and the records of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
Applicants should be college students with an enthusiasm for history, political science or related subjects, and in 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 preservation skills is desirable.
Unpaid, part-time internship to be conducted in-person; 8-12 hours per week (minimum of 100-150 hours) during weekdays, with additional hours possible if needed for credit; otherwise flexible scheduling.