Seattle Globalist Apprenticeship Program


Guest photojournalism instructor Jovelle Tamayo answers questions from Seattle Globalist 2019 apprentices Thea Imani White, Raven Smith, Zuheera Ali, and Guy Oron on April 18, 2019.


The Seattle Globalist Apprenticeship is a paid media and journalism training program designed for adults ages 18-25. Mentored by professional Seattle-based journalists and writers, apprentices will receive in-depth training in effective reporting, writing, interviewing, photography, video and radio. Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop a writing portfolio and get published on the Seattle Globalist website in addition to making connections in the media world.

Previous apprentices who have cultivated their skills in this dynamic program have launched careers in media. Alumnus Esmy Jimenez landed a job at Northwest Public Radio and joined The Seattle Globalist board. Damme Getachew documented her trip in Ethiopia for our website and joined The Seattle Globalist staff as Program Coordinator. Check out her reporting here. Alia Marsha has joined the staff at Vice Indonesia. 

Learn more about previous apprentices here.

Seattle Globalist’s 2017  Youth Apprentices! From clockwise from top left: Zubeyda Ahmed, Karen Maniraho, Gavin Amos-Lopez, Aaron Jin, Robiel Bahta and Sumaya Dirie. (Photos by Damme Getachew)




Curious if our programs are right for you?

The Seattle Globalist excitedly welcomes people from all backgrounds in our programs, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, culture, and language. All of our instructors have experience with English Language Learners and our space is a certified Safe Zone by UW’s Q Center. Workshops are held at the Northwest Film Forum. We strive to make our workshops accessible through a variety of technology and skill levels.

If you have any questions or concerns about our programs, technology, space or curriculum, please contact our Education Manager, Rezina Habtemariam at