We love to involve undergraduates in our lab’s research, and we frequently develop independent projects with students that are excited by the work that we do. Interested students should contact Dr. Dlugosch or any of the people in the lab whose research particularly captures your enthusiasm.
We gladly accept students under the following arrangements:
1) Course credit (Independent Study or Directed Research, including Honors). This requires a specific time commitment for the number of credit hours received. This is the most common way that students join the lab.
Check out the U Arizona thesis repository of undergraduate Honors theses! Search for ‘Dlugosch’ to find those associated with our lab.
2) Internships from Pima CC or other programs. We have had several terrific Pima interns, and we encourage inquiries from students looking to fulfill formal internship programs.
3) Pay. We do have occasional openings for student employment, including through the UA UBRP program, and we are always happy to talk with folks seeking to fulfill their Federal Work Study (FWS) aid awards! We typically advertise open positions to the Biology undergraduate list, but we especially encourage UBRP and FWS students interested in our research to get in touch with us.
4) Volunteering opportunities in the lab are more limited. We prefer to make a more formal commitment through course credit, so that both the student and mentors in our lab get the most out of the experience.