ALPS | Advanced – Fall 2021

This opportunity is for our Business Research projects during Fall Semester 2021 (Sept 13 – Dec 10, 2021).

Gain meaningful work experience by committing anywhere from 15 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 (15+ hours per week) or a Junior Analyst (30+ hours per week). All participation for Spring 2021 will be online/remote.

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 time zones that overlap with the United States time zones, 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 eliminate risk in their decision making. Strenuous problems are solved with data gathered from teams. The types of projects are listed below.

  • Financial Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Educational Research
  • Business Valuation
  • New Product Launches
  • Business Expansion / Business Plan


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


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, and an executive mentor who is either a permanent full-time staff member of the RBDC or a volunteer business executive from the community.

Junior Analyst

  • Average of 30 hrs per week
  • Internship/course credit available
    (varies by department)
  • Available to junior/seniors
    (competitive selection)
  • Preferred previous experience
  • $500 support grant (Stipend) available
  • Max 6 credits or 15 hours per week of 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
  • $500 support grant (Stipend) available
  • Max 9 credits or 20 – 30 hours per week of employment*
  • Rexburg or Remote
*This program participation requirement can be waived on a case-by-case basis for students who can provide evidence of a schedule that will allow project participation along with evidence of excellent time management abilities.
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