What's New:

JIRP 2019 Information Portal

Check out JIRP 2019 for information specific to this season.

JIRP 2020 Interest Form

Interested in the 2020 field season? Fill out our Interest Form now, we’ll send you information and application notifications in the fall.

We are starting plans for 2020, and we’re considering offering increased programming for graduate students and short-term field options for experienced JIRP staffers. Potential applicants, let us know you’re out there by filling out this form!

JIRP in the Media

JIRP is growing! Check out these articles and podcasts about the history and evolution of education, research, and character development on the Juneau Icefield.



What is JIRP?

A short film by 2018 student Andrew Opila.


The JIRP Instagram Feed

My JIRP experience strengthened in me a love of exploration that ultimately led to my participation in the space program, including the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. JIRP was fundamental to my growth as a scientist and as a person.
— Dr. Steven Squyres, Professor Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator of Mars Exploration Rover Project