16 U.S. Code § 1725a. Direct hire authority
During fiscal year 2012 and thereafter, the Secretary of the Interior may appoint, without regard to the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 33 of title 5, other than sections 3303 and 3328 of such title, a qualified candidate described in paragraph (1)  directly to a position with a land managing agency of the Department of the Interior for which the candidate meets Office of Personnel Management qualification standards.
(2) Paragraph (1) applies with respect to a former resource assistant (as defined in section 1722 of this title) who—
completed a rigorous undergraduate or graduate summer internship with a land managing agency, such as the National Park Service Business Plan Internship;
successfully fulfilled the requirements of the internship program; and
The direct hire authority under this section may not be exercised with respect to a specific qualified candidate after the end of the two-year period beginning on the date on which the candidate completed the undergraduate or graduate degree, as the case may be.
 So in original. Probably should be “paragraph (2)”.
- Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012