Globalist Youth Education

Introducing The Globalist Youth Journalism Program!  The Seattle Globalist is excited to announce that our next cohort of youth journalists will come together for our next installment of The Globalist Youth Journalism Program in the Fall of 2016! Congrats to our recent Spring 2016 graduates!The program is a series of 8 workshops for youth between the ages of 16-19 on topics such as How to find your story, pitching that story, reporting, working with an editor, and more! Workshops will be held at the University of Washington. For more information and to apply, click here!


From left to right: Globalist Apprentice Alumni Joy Okot-Okidi, Alia Marsha and Jama Abdirahman.


We’re looking for Cohort 2017 of  The Seattle Globalist Youth Apprenticeship Program!  Apply today!

The Seattle Globalist Apprenticeship is an eight-week paid journalism training opportunity (Oct. 10-Dec. 5) designed for young adults ages 19-22. Mentored by professional journalists from The Seattle Globalist and other area publications, apprentices receive deep-dive, hands-on skill-building and instruction in writing, reporting, photography, video, radio and design.

They get published on the Globalist site as part of a portfolio development opportunity and make connections in the media world. Since graduating from the program last year, alumnus Esmy Jimenez landed a job at Northwest Public Radio and joined The Seattle Globalist board, while her cohort Damme Getachew documented her trip in Ethiopia, and was voted 2016’s Youth Reporter of the Year. Check out her reporting here, and highlights from all 2016 apprentices below!

New deadline for apprenticeship applications is Wednesday, Sept. 20!

Meet our 2016 Globalist Apprentices:

Damme Getachew

Damme Getachew is an aspiring global storyteller. She loves words, art, film and people. A Seattle native with global roots, Damme desires to live life uncomfortably as she fights for what she loves and connects with those who challenge her perspectives. A 2016 Global Development grad from Seattle Pacific University, she’s excited to continue living out her passion for social justice, human rights and youth identity formation. Email:

2017 update: Damme is currently documenting her experiences in Ethiopia.

Esmy Jimenez

Born in Mexico but raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a formerly undocumented mestiza scholar, organizer, and now journalist. After graduating from USC in Los Angeles, she moved to Seattle where she is currently an apprentice for the Seattle Globalist and on the staff at  Puentes: Advocacy, Counseling, Education. Her work has appeared in AdSum, The Interloper, and Femme Feminism. When she’s not running around, you can usually find her talking about eating or eating while talking.Email:

2017 update: Esmy was voted in as The Seattle Globalist’s board vice president this year.

Jose Mariscal-Cruz is an aspiring entrepreneur and investigative journalist studying software engineering and political science at the University of Washington Bothell. He has a strong interest in U.S foreign policy in Latin America and national security reporting. He is currently a contributor at his school’s newspaper, the Husky Herald, and works in Student Engagement & Activities as a Social Justice Organizer where he programs events that raise dialogue about local and global social issues. Email:

Olivia Sundstrom

Olivia Sundstrom is a graduating journalism and political science student at Seattle University, interested in working in multimedia journalism, documentary film, and media production. Raised in Southern California, Olivia is currently living in Seattle as a full time student seeking professional experience in the industry and the opportunity to share incredible stories. In her spare time Olivia enjoys binge watching documentaries, exploring beautiful pacific northwest landscapes, and building and strengthening new and longtime friendships. Email:

Please contact Christina Twu at with any questions.

Curious if our programs are right for you?

Globalist Youth excitedly welcomes youth and young adults 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.

Curious about our space and accessibility?

Workshops are held at the Northwest Film Forum, which is wheelchair accessible.

We also strive to make our workshops accessible through a variety of technology and skill levels. If you have any questions or concerns about our technology, space or curriculum, please contact Christina Twu at Christina[at]