ALPS | Advanced – Data Science (Winter 2021)

This opportunity is for our Data Science projects during Winter Semester 2021 (January 6 – April 8, 2021).

Gain meaningful work experience by committing anywhere from 20 hours per week to over 30 hours on a project with the Research and Business Development Center (RBDC). Use this posting to apply to be either a Research Specialist (20 hours per week) or a Junior Analyst (30+ hours per week).

The ALPS | Advanced program is educational training and not employment as such there is no compensation.

For students located in the United States, interns are selected for two general time slots: Morning (9am – 1pm mountain time) and Afternoon (1pm – 5pm mountain time). This time needs to be available during the week. For students located outside of the United States, the schedule is flexible. However, client meetings may be at inconvenient times as almost all of our clients are located in United States time zones. Please note that client meetings are only a small amount of the overall project load.

Project Types

Projects help small to large businesses, government entities, and entrepreneurs evaluate data for conclusions and insights. Data sets are typically large and require programming knowledge in Python, R/Shiny, and/or SQL. The types of projects are listed below.

  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Dashboards
  • Data Analysis

Training

RBDC will train you before you begin work with your client and training will continue weekly throughout the 13-week internship.

Mentorship

Your team will be assigned a project manager through the RBDC who will provide general guidance, insight into how to accomplish work, and assist in client meetings. You will also receive direction and instruction from your client, the RBDC Director of Business, and a community or BYU-I faculty mentor.

Required Skills

Familiarity and solid ability in the following are necessary for students to successfully complete these projects.

  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Cleansing
  • Python, R/Shiny, SQL, Tableau, Domo, and/or PowerBI

Junior Analyst

  • AVG of 30 hrs per week
  • Internship/course credit available
    (varies by department)
  • Available to junior/seniors
    (competitive selection)
  • Preferred previous experience
  • Small stipend ($500) for participating trainees
  • Max 15 hours per week of outside employment
  • Rexburg or Remote

Research Specialist

  • AVG of 25 hrs per week
  • Internship/course credit available
    (varies by department)
  • Available to junior/seniors
    (competitive selection)
  • No experience required
  • 20+ hours per week
  • Small stipend ($250) for participating trainees
  • Max 30 hours per week of outside employment
  • Rexburg or Remote
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