- Application with resume required
- Internship/course credit available
(varies by department)
- Available to junior/seniors
- No experience required
- 20+ hours per week
- Max 30 hours per week of outside employment
- Rexburg or online
What is ALPS | Advanced?
How It Works
The Benefits of ALPS
Frequently Asked Questions
How strict is the credit limit requirement?
The strictness of the credit limit requirement depends on the position for which you apply and how many hours you intend to work. If you are applying to be a junior analyst, we strongly discourage you from attempting to complete a heavy course load and this internship at the same time. If you are applying to be a research specialist, the credit limit is more flexible.
What kind of work will I be doing?
The specific work you do during the project will depend on your client’s needs. You will be presented with a brief description of the projects available and from your top three selections; the RBDC will assign you to a team.
Some types of projects include feasibility study, market or industry analysis, competitive or consumer analysis, marketing, survey work, and more.
Do I get Paid?
Junior analysts are paid a stipend, per project they complete. Research specialists are volunteers.
How many hours will I be working?
It depends on the position you apply for as well as how many hours you want or need to work for internship credit. The RBDC will work with you to determine hours per week, you can work as little as 15 hours or as many as 30+.
Do I have to be in Rexburg to participate in ALPS?
No! Students can participate remotely in ALPS Advanced from anywhere in the world.
Does this fulfill internship requirements for my major?
It should, but you will need to verify that. We have had interns successfully complete internships for credit from a variety of BYU-I departments. You will need to check with the internship coordinator for your specific department.
I’m a business management major, what can ALPS count for?
ALPS | Advanced has successfully been used for B398. If you are seeking B298 credit, you should pursue our ALPS | Basic option.
How do I know if I’ve been accepted into the ALPS Advanced program?/ How long after my interview will it take to hear if I’ve been accepted?
After you submit an application, you will receive an invitation to schedule an interview. Within approximately three-weeks of your interview, the RBDC will reach out over email to extend an internship offer if you are accepted.
When are internships offered?
The RBDC offers internships along the same trimester schedule as BYU-Idaho. That means internships are offered in the Fall (September- December), Winter (January-April, and Spring (April-July). Internships are not offered over the 7 week break. RBDC internships typically end one week before the BYU-Idaho semester ends.