Providing Meaningful Work Experience for Undergraduate Students

The Research Business Development Center (RBDC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission to serve undergraduate students like you! That mission is to provide meaningful work experience. We do that by running educational training programs that are all centered on project based learning. Our flagship is the Applied Learning Projects (ALPS) program which has two sub-programs, ALPS | Basic and ALPS | Advanced. The RBDC is a contract service provider to BYU-Idaho and Ensign College. We also have a few opportunities for students from any institution.

Real companies. Real projects. Real experience.


The RBDC offers a full range of opportunities to BYU-Idaho students from early entry projects in a society to classroom projects to internship level projects.

Applications for our programs:

Ensign College

Earn internship credit* remotely through the RBDC! Click here to learn more about this opportunity for Ensign students.

Applications for our programs:

*Internship credit varies by program. Check with your advisor or reach out to Career and Internship Services.

Not a student at BYU-Idaho or Ensign College?

The RBDC is currently making the Data Science Academy program available to any student enrolled in an institution of higher education or upper class standing at a high school. Click here to learn more about the DSA.