Gender Studies Archival Researcher

Internship Available:

Fall 2020

Project Description:

The Special Collections division of the Nashville Public Library seeks an intern to assist with research on new projects on gender studies, spanning topics in LGBTQ history and women’s history. A qualified intern will assist staff with researching collections, developing materials, and planning future programming. The project may include assignments such as conducting research in archival collections and evaluating available sources; developing materials for an add-on module for civil-rights training; assisting with women’s history projects commemorating women’s suffrage; and suggesting ideas for future programming based on research.


Applicants should be college students with an enthusiasm for history, gender studies and related subjects, with an interest in working with primary source historical materials. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work well with a diverse team are necessary. Knowledge of women’s or LGBTQ issues and history, and familiarity with gender studies, is desirable. Ideal candidates exhibit creativity, resourcefulness, and the ability to work independently.

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.