Applied Learning Projects (ALPS) | Basic

What is ALPS | Basic?

ALPS | Basic is an educational training program of the Research and Business Development Center (RBDC), a non-profit organization, for students who want professional experience, but are limited by their time, location, or position in school. The RBDC is a contract service provider to BYU-Idaho and Ensign College. This program is currently only available to students from these two institutions. On an ALPS | Basic project students can gain meaningful work experience anywhere in the world contributing just 8-10 hours a week, despite heavy class loads or work commitments.

The  RBDC works with multi-billion dollar companies, governments, and small start-ups or entrepreneurs to provide business solutions. After being matched to a project, students work closely with the client and the RBDC to provide that business solution.

ALPS is an opportunity for students, not only to prepare for work after college, but also to increase their ability to get the jobs they want. Internship or course credit is available through BYU-I, but varies by department.

Student in an ALPS team smiling