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.