Developing Future Leaders (DFL) Program – Partner Agencies

As of March 2016, the following are committed to partnership (note that agency needs are constantly changing and some of the listed agencies may or may not participated in specific years):
• B’nai Brith Youth Organization
• Chabad Network
• CIJA (The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
• Hillel Lodge
• Hillel Ottawa
• JET (Jewish Education through Torah)
• Jewish Community Centre
• Jewish Family Services
• Jewish Federation of Ottawa
• Mahzikei Hadas Synagogue
• National Conference of Synagogue Youth
• OMJS (Ottawa Modern Jewish School)
• Ottawa Jewish Archives
• Tamir
• Temple Israel
• Ten Yad
• Torah Academy
• Zelikovitz Centre

Please note that discussions are underway with several more agencies.

Several agencies will accommodate multiple placements, so there will be more than 12 placements. We anticipate at least 25 potential placements from which to match 15 internships.

All applicants for the DFL program will be contacted by the Program Coordinator for an initial discussion on interests.

Clients served by many of the partner agencies are considered a vulnerable population and agencies may require a Police Record Check (PRC). All applicants for the DFL program are urged to begin the process of obtaining a PRC, please contact Cindi Resnick at to receive a PRC letter from Carleton University.

 Agency Placement Assignments

  • Placement should blend hands-on delivery experience with some leadership exposure
  • If possible, some exposure to management meetings or board meetings
  • If possible, a specific project which the intern is expected to deliver within the internship period
  • Some exposure to /interaction with  professional staff, management  and clients
  • Clear agreement with interns on :
    • their goals for their placement,
    • what the agency expects of them
    • how they will be evaluated
  • Internships are for a total of 80 hours during the academic year (plus 20 hours of training). Agencies may work out a shared arrangement for potential internships with the DFL program, depending on the intern’s skills.