Please note the following application deadlines:
Spring Session: Friday, November 4, 2022
Summer Session: Friday, February 3, 2023
Fall Session: Friday, April 28, 2023
In addition to your application, you are required to submit three letters of reference. Two should be professional references (work or study related), and one should be a personal reference who has known you for more than two years. Please see the Internship Reference Form for more information, and provide this link to your references.
If you have any questions, please email Spannocchia’s Farm Education Director, Niccolò Merighi, at email@example.com.
LIVE AND LEARN ON A TUSCAN FARM
Spannocchia’s farm internship program is dedicated to enriching the lives of participants by providing them with a unique educational experience on a community-oriented organic farm in Tuscany, Italy. Through involvement in the daily operations of Spannocchia as well as additional enrichment activities, interns learn about regenerative farming and animal care, conservation, maintenance and restoration, Italian language, and local cultural history.
- Three 3-month internship sessions are held annually: Spring, Summer, and Fall.
- Eight interns per session work alongside Italian farm staff to help run Tenuta di Spannocchia, a diversified organic farm and agritourism with roots dating back to the 13th century.
- Interns range in age and life experience, but must be between 18 and 35 years old during their session.
Since the start of the internship program over 25 years ago, Spannocchia has hosted hundreds of participants from around the world. Many of our farm interns go on to have fulfilling careers in sustainable farming, food, or environmental fields. An overwhelming majority appreciate the opportunity to explore specific career paths during their internship, while also reporting on the experience’s impact on their individual commitments to more sustainable living. Beyond the three-month internship session, we offer alumni networking opportunities to help build both personal and professional connections.