Hey guys. With April 15th approaching, I wanted to keep backup options to my PhD waitlists. In the worst case that I don't get an admit, I wish to apply for research assistant positions in US universities, so I can gain experience for a year or so before reapplying to programs. Can you tell me the best way to apply? Should I talk to professors directly or departments regarding this? In your experience which colleges usually accept RAs/interns, and what would be the best way to describe my intent/position to them?
If anyone has applied for such a position below, please let me know as I guess I should start mailing them.