Job Opening: Citizenship Services Assistant

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The Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) is a non-profit serving the immigrant community on Long Island. CARECEN has a three-decade-long history of working on behalf of immigrants through our Hempstead and Brentwood offices. Our new citizenship program helps immigrants apply for United States citizenship.

Job Description: CARECEN seeks an assistant to the coordinator of our citizenship program.


  • Assist individuals seeking to apply for naturalization.
  • Assist in planning and executing citizenship events.
  • Make presentations to the immigrant community about citizenship.
  • Organize record keeping for program.
  • Perform duties ordinarily associated with work at a small non-profit.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. New law graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Fluent in spoken Spanish and English.
  • Fluent in written English.
  • Experience in immigration law is desirable but not required.
  • Please include in cover letter or resume any experience working with immigrant communities.
  • Please specify levels of language fluency in Spanish and English, as well as fluency in any other languages.

Compensation: $35,000 and medical insurance after waiting period.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Patrick Young at

CARECEN is an equality employer. Immigrants, women, persons of color, LGBT and others are encouraged to apply.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.