I want to ask a professor, if i can do some practical training for 2 months in his research group, but I don't know how to express the question. Some trials:
I would like to know if you take/allow/want/... students to work in your research group for a practical training/to gain practical experience (for the time of two months).
I would like to work/do a practical training in your research group for two month (beginning in august) and therefore want to ask/enquire if/whether you take/allow students to work with/for you in general.
After this sentence I will explain my reasons for him to "take" me. Is there any other word for take?