The ARCHES Lab is a training space for students who are interested in developing and strengthening their skills in community-based and action-based research and public health practice. Drs. Calzo, Felner, and their collaborators frequently welcome undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines to collaborate on their research projects. Beyond the valuable training and hands-on experience received through such mentoring opportunities, some students have been able to leverage such opportunities for fulfillment of degree requirements (e.g., internships; and integrative learning experiences). 

At a minimum, students should be able to work at least 10 hours per week and commit to at least two terms of the academic year (or summer and one academic term of the academic year). Students should have the ability to commute to our office in Kearny Mesa, as needed, for in-person tasks. Students should also be able to adhere to our project protocols, practices, and guidelines, be able to work without direct supervision, and have consistent computer and internet access. 

In addition, we prefer to work with students who can demonstrate leadership, strong written and verbal communication skills, and good organizational skills. We also prefer to work with students who have experience working in health or science-related research, or health and medical services. Research skill proficiencies (quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis) and comprehension of public health research topics (theoretical frameworks and research methods) are also preferred. Prior experiences assisting or coordinating research projects or health-related services, recruiting and advertising to customers, clients, or participants, and advocating for underserved populations are also preferred. 

Please review the Research Projects page for information about current projects, and also reach out to the ARCHES Lab Program Manager, Daniel Kellogg (, for current information about openings in the ARCHES Lab.