Virtual Opportunities

Want to make a difference in local communites in Barcelona?

Make a difference in local communities through non-profit organizations based in Barcelona and enhance your CV from wherever you are with ISEP’s Virtual Service Learning Program. Learn about Spanish culture and social issues in Barcelona while gaining intercultural competence and remote work skills, which are critical in today’s global world.

You will have the chance to volunteer at carefully selected non-profits in Barcelona and gain international work experience with leading service organizations. ISEP is the programme provider and they will give guidance and support to participants throughout the program, facilitating cultural online sessions and being available for questions and assistance. You will also be assigned a supervisor at the chosen organization. Please note, an understanding of Spanish is not required.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours. The number of hours per week will depend on the specific organization’s needs but will average 3-5 hours per week. These hours can be easily fit around the requirements of your normal papers.

As each organisation has different needs and requirements, you will be assisting your assigned organisation with different projects, such as developing communications, teaching English, video production, social media management and more.

Please note this virtual programme is open to any University of Waikato student. While this is not a for-credit programme it is a great opportunity to enhance your skills and your CV.


We are very excited that we are able to fully fund three places in this Virtual Service Learning Program.

The standard programme cost is $1,335 NZD per student so getting a funded spot is an amazing opportunity!!

There is no set criteria for the three scholarships but students of diverse disciplines, passions, and experiences are encouraged to apply. Students must also have access to the most necessary technology (computer, internet, etc.) to participate in the program.


Program Dates: June 1 – July 23, 2021

Request to Apply by April 23, 2021.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021 (once you have requested to apply the Waikato OE Team will assist you with the application process).

Request to Apply

Learn more from Ariana, a NZ student who has completed the programme:

Build your career from anywhere with a Waikato OE Virtual Internship!

Virtual internships are a great way to gain invaluable professional experience, grow your network and make your CV shine.

  • Work from anywhere - virtual internships completely remove any geographical or physical restrictions that could otherwise prevent you from pursuing an opportunity
  • Flex your schedule - choose between 10 to 40 hours; select the duration of your internship - from 4 to 24 weeks; and start your virtual internship at a time that suits you
  • Develop important job skills - virtual internships are an excellent CV booster in that they develop and demonstrate a diverse set of skills that are of high value to employers
  • Reduced financial barriers - virtual internships are more cost effective than traditional in person international internships, but still allow for crucial work experience in a different culture

Waikato OE is partnered with two internationally recognised internship providers, each offering an array of locations and career fields:

CRCC Asia Details:

Locations: Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai,  Shenzhen,  Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai,  London, Manchester

Time per week: You choose between 10-35 hours a week

Duration: You select the duration of your internship - over 1-6 months

Credit: This is a non-credit bearing Programme, however, students are encouraged to speak to their Department directly if they want to arrange credit.

Cost: $1295 USD (approx. $2088 NZD)

Programme Includes:

  • Dedicated Program Experience Manager
  • Assigned Internship Coach to complete midpoint and end of program coaching calls
  • Access to three months Online Language Lessons provided by Rosetta Stone
  • Access to CareerBridge, a Global Internship Curriculum walking students through resume creation, interview prep, time management, remote work aCnd more.
  • Weekly Group Discussions or Business Webinars covering a range of topical themes

Note: this is an unpaid internship

Intern Group Details:

Locations: Barcelona, Dublin, London, Madrid, California, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Melbourne, Chile, Colombia

Time per week: You choose between 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours of remote internship per week

Duration: You select the duration of your internship – from 4 to 24 weeks

Credit:  This is a non-credit bearing Programme, however, students are encouraged to speak to their Department directly if they want to arrange credit.

Cost: $2790 USD (approx. $4500 NZD)

Programme Includes:

  • Career advancement training - build the skills for your future career
  • Key-note speaker series - these live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk

Note: this is an unpaid internship