Unrivaled expedition-based Earth science education, training, and research

in the Coast Mountains of Alaska and British Columbia.

What's New:

Faculty Applications are open

Interested in either teaching or doing research during the 2019 JIRP field season? Applications for both teaching faculty and research faculty are due January 11th. You can find a job description and application instructions on our Faculty Information page.

Tentative dates for 2019

We’ve put very tentative dates on the calendar for the 2019 field season. Please see the new Icefield Traverse page, especially the section on the 2019 Block Schedule, for more information.

Field Staff Applications are open

Interested in helping make the 2019 JIRP Expedition a raging success as a field staffer? Applications are due January 4th. You can find a job description and application instructions on our Staff Information page.

Student Applications are also open

Interested in joining the 2019 JIRP Expedition as a student? Applications are due January 4th. Everything you need to know is on our How to Apply page.

2019 Informational Webinars

We recorded informational webinars about the 2019 field season for faculty and researchers, and for students. If you’re considering applying, check out the videos here:

Faculty + Researchers Informational Webinar

Students Informational Webinar

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