Administrative Hearings | Business Services | Charitable Fundraising | Elections | Library & Archives | Publications
TSLA Header Banner Image
Public Services

Public Services serves the Tennessee Legislature, citizens of Tennessee, and a global public by offering traditional and web-based reference services. We provide public access for young learners as well as scholars to Tennessee treasures: several million items that include historical state agency records; state documents; federal documents; letters, diaries, and ledgers; photographs; audio recordings of the legislature; oral history interviews; genealogical materials, and maps. We are committed to providing prompt, professional services and direct access to information resources and collections that document the history and development of Tennessee.  

 

Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Index of RG 3, Board of Pension Examiners Card Files
Section: Public Services
Project Title: Index of RG 3, Board of Pension Examiners Card Files
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to create an index from Record Group 3, Board of Pension Examiners card files, which includes the death date for Confederate soldiers. The project requires the ability to read and look at microfilm for extended periods of time, attention to detail, a high level of accuracy in data entry, basic computer literacy, and experience with Microsoft Word or Access.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a project of approximately six months working at least 10 hours per week.
TDOT Negative Index
Section:  Public Services
Project Title: TDOT Negative Index
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to create a preliminary index from the information that is on each negative slip thus making this new collection usable for Public Services archivists until it is processed. (Currently they are organized only by date – not location.) The data entry of this information will be in Microsoft Access, therefore, this task requires attention to detail, a high level of accuracy in data entry, basic computer skills, and a working knowledge of Access.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a project of approximately six months working at least 10 hours per week.
Index from MF 1652 - Transportations Orders
Section: Public Services
Project Title: Create an index from MF 1652 – Transportation Orders
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to create an index of the Transportation Orders for post-Civil War railroad travel from the microfilmed Wainwright Collection. The project requires the ability to read 19th Century handwriting, the ability to read and look at microfilm for extended periods of time, attention to detail, a high level of accuracy in data entry, basic computer literacy, and experience with Microsoft Word or Access.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a short term project of approximately four months working at least 10 hours per week.
Re-Labeling Legislative History Tapes
Section:  Public Services
Project Title: Re-label Legislative History Tapes
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to remove and re-label the tapes in the Legislative History collections.  This project requires the ability to physically stand on concrete floors for extended time periods, attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy in re-labeling the cassettes.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a long term project of approximately 2 years working at least 10 hours per week.
Shelf Read of Legislative History Tapes and Logs
Section: Public Services
Project Title: Shelf Read of Legislative History Tapes & Logs
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to shelf read the tapes and logs in the Legislative History collections. This project requires the ability to physically stand on concrete floors for extended periods of time, attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy in filing organization.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a long term project of approximately 1 year working at least 10 hours per week.
Create and Apply New Spine Labels to Books in South Reading Room
Section: Public Services Project Title: Create and apply new spine labels to books in the South Reading Room
Description of Work: The Public Services section is looking for interested volunteers or interns to create the county code labels and adhere them to the spine of the books. This project requires attention to detail and the ability to physically lift books from shelves, label, and return to a shelf of varying heights.
Time Commitment: This internship or volunteer project is a short term project of approximately three months working at least 10 hours per week.
Project currently underway

If you are interested in submitting an application, please click here and submit your entire application to Maggie.bahou@tn.gov

If you have questions, please email the intern/volunteer coordinator at kayce.butler@tn.gov