Internship Program Reference Form

All 2022 internship sessions are full and applications are no longer being accepted.
2023 session dates and application deadlines will be posted later this summer. Thank you!

This reference form is being requested on the behalf of an applicant who has applied 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 (COVID-depending), participants spend most of their time on the farm. 

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.

If you prefer, you may instead download a word document version of this form to complete and email back to us at

Applicant's Name*
Your Name (Reference's Name)*