Meet Emma Sit, Bloomberg Arts Intern

Emma Sit joined Open House New York as a Bloomberg Arts Intern in July 2024. She attends Midwood High School in Brooklyn, and lives near the Marine Park area. Emma’s goal is to try and open up more, gaining more communication and networking skills, and also getting workplace experience. She looks forward to learning more about the city she lives in, and helping the Open House Team. In her free time Emma loves to film mukbang videos with her friends, watch movies, shop, and binge read. 

What excites you about interning at Open House New York?

I love the architecture of New York City, and I’m excited to intern and learn more about the city and the history of its architecture, the infrastructure, and everything in between. I really admire the dedication to re-introduce the city to native New Yorkers by Open House New York, and it makes me super excited to be a part of Open House New York and help with their mission.

What’s your favorite neighborhood or place in New York?

I think my favorite neighborhood in New York is Chinatown in Manhattan. I used to go there every weekend with my family and every time I go now it brings back a lot of childhood memories. It would be the area where my entire family and relatives would all go if there was a celebration, and whenever I go there it was always an opportunity to talk with relatives I haven’t seen in ages.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I hope that I have gotten through college, and I am trying to get jobs where I will feel happy and would enjoy doing something over and over. I want to pursue a career in something like interior design or interior architecture. Plans change all the time for someone like me who can never decide on anything but let’s hope that is where I am in 5 years!

If you could ‘unlock’ any building in New York, what would it be?

If I could unlock any building, it would probably be Summit One Vanderbilt. It’s been on my bucket list for years since I heard about it, and I think it would be a really cool experience to walk on the glass floors and look at the city from that far up. I’ve only seen pictures of the inside but I think it looks so cool and would be such a fun experience.

Bloomberg Arts Internship

The Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program offers rising public school seniors summer internships at cultural non-profits to provide skills and experience. Since 2012, the program has offered New York City students (at participating CTE high schools) paid opportunities to try out arts careers; hone workplace, career, and communication skills; and sharpen their writing. Bloomberg Arts Internship is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

OHNY’s partnership with the BAI Studio Institute is part of our program Next Gen NYC, an initiative exploring the power of place for the next generation of young urbanists and New Yorkers.