Internship Program Reference Form

This reference form is being requested on behalf of an applicant to the Spannocchia Farm Internship Program at the Tenuta di Spannocchia in Tuscany, Italy for a three-month-long session. The Farm Internship Program includes a combination of physical labor (farm work and maintenance); education and commitment to issues of regenerative agriculture, food, conservation, and sustainability; study of Italian language, history, and culture; and local field trips. Spannocchia is a close-knit community in a rural environment, 20 kilometers south of the city of Siena. While travel is possible on the weekends, participants spend most of their time on the farm. For more information about the program, please click here.

We value your input as we aim to select candidates who will be most likely to thrive in this very special program. Please carefully answer the following questions and feel free to use as much space as necessary. Your responses will be treated confidentially. At the bottom, you may save this form in order to work on it over multiple sessions before submitting.

Please note the following application deadlines:
Spring Session: Friday, November 3, 2023
Summer Session: Friday, February 2, 2024
Fall Session: Friday, April 26, 2024

If you have any issues with the online form, please email Spannocchia's Farm Education Director, Niccolò Merighi, at

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