So I've been accepted into a masters program and there is this professor that I really want to get involved with hopefully as a research assistant. And since many if not most researches are being conducted online, I was wondering if its a good idea to email the professor to see if there is any way I can get exposure to his research by either working as his assistant or intern. I'd appreciate any comments!!
Sure you can.
Sending an email is the best way to find out if a particular professor/researcher is available. You can reach out to them via Email introducing yourself and your research area and what you intend to look into/research keeping in view the professor's research output.
If they dont reply then you can send a follow-up email after a week or so.
Hope this helps.