Breaking Barriers Through Job Shadowing

Hoppin empowers dynamic professionals to experience and learn from a range of industries and experts

A Pharma Executive Shadowing a Hip Hop Choreographer and Entrepreneur

What shadowers say

Today, I had the awesome opportunity to shadow Stacey Payne the Chief People Officer at Dig Inn!! As a Retail Executive, I loved learning about how Dig Inn really embodies its values consistently in all facets of its business.

Kemoy, retail strategy consultant, shadowed at Dig Inn

Chrissy is truly amazing. She’s a rockstar boss, has great creative vision and really wants to show you the business side of things.

Ko, aspiring entrepreneur, shadowed at Apotheke

My experience with JPD Studio was incredible! Jess and Julia were inspiring, professional and total badasses to shadow. I came away with a full picture of the career I was looking at and can’t recommend this experience enough! THANK YOU!

Anokhee, media expert, shadowed at JPD Studios

Why job shadowing?

Unparalleled Access

Connect with inspiring leaders and experts across industries.

Professional Growth

Learn directly from experts who can show you the ropes.


Foster innovation by exploring new processes in your daily work.

How it works

Select a placement

Sign up and browse our awesome selection of hosts and shadowing opportunities. To be more accessible we will categorize them by industry and topic (and in the future by city and roles!).

Request to book

Once you’ve picked the one you’re most excited about, request to book by sharing a social media profile, your motivation, preferred date and payment information (you will only be charged if and when your booking gets approved).

Receive your confirmation

As soon as your host reviews and approves your placement, you will receive a confirmation with all the details - meeting location and time, dress code and more.

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Sign up today

Create an account below and we can get you hoppin in no time! Once you’ve successfully signed up, you can browse and apply for all of our incredible job shadowing experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you set it up?

We believe that we can only determine what is best for us through experience. So, we set out to change the way we find new jobs. You wouldn’t get married without going on a date first, you wouldn’t buy a property without viewing it first, so why do we still go into jobs without trying them?

How does it work?

Browse by industry, category or city (once we roll out outside of New York). When you find an experience you’d like to try, create your profile and tell your host why you’re interested in shadowing them. Once the host approves your request, find your preferred time, check out and you’ll be on your way to your business adventure!

What is Hoppin?

Hoppin is a platform that allows you to browse, list, and book job shadowing opportunities. Regardless of your background, age, and current career, you can experience a variety of professions and go behind the scenes of companies whether it's to explore a career change, learn, get inspired or just for fun!

How long is a typical shadowing experience?

All experiences range from half a day (4 hours) to two days, on average - a day! This length of time keeps the energy high for both parties and is enough to give the shadower a flavor of the job.

We believe in forming deeper connections and often see the magic unfold in the afternoon - after several hours of bonding time. A day with an engaged shadower brightens your routine and gives you and your team a chance to fall in love with your job all over again!

Is it only for people who want to change careers?

Absolutely not! Hoppin is a great way to learn and get inspired from others or just to try something new!

What if I like the concept but can’t find any jobs I’d like to do?

We’re constantly adding new hosts and experiences to our site, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to stay updated. If there’s a particular company you’d love to go Hoppin at, please email us at

Where can I go hoppin?

We currently only offer placements in the New York City Metropolitan Area. We are in the process of expanding and will be announcing hosts in new locations soon!

How is this different from an internship?

This is more like the world’s fastest internship where you can explore a job without the cumbersome application process, with no strings attached and for as little as a day! With Hoppin, you're paying for the experience, so you’re guaranteed to have a quality interaction with your host.

How come I have to pay to do this?

We work with amazing hosts who care deeply about what they do and are willing to invest their time to take you behind the scenes. Showing you around, sharing their story, and letting you get hands on with their business takes time and resources. It’s only fair to reward them for it.

How do you determine the price of the placements?

Hoppin is a marketplace which means that hosts determine the price they charge for being shadowed.

How do you ensure everyone’s safety?

The safety of our hosts and hoppers is our top priority. Every host and placement is screened by our team. All user and hosts have their identification verified and must sign our Terms and Conditions which protect both parties. We’re a trusted community of business adventurers and take pride in keeping everyone safe and happy.

Can I cancel my experience once it's booked?

Yes, cancellations made up to 72 hours before the experience are fully refundable. Cancellations made at a shorter notice are charged in full.

Still have questions?

Email us at We aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours (maybe not on the weekend 😉).