When the new Proposed Internship Program comes into effect in a few months, will all of the STEP/SCEP students be immediately transferred over to the new program? I am a STEP student and am in my fourth year of work in my current position. In December 2011 I will have graduated with an associate's and a bachelor's degree (not related) since working as a STEP student. I have fluctuated between full time and part time depending on my study workload. I am interested in being converted to a permanent position in the government and have read that at the completion of the Internship Program, a noncompetitive change to a permanent position is allowed. If I meet the qualifications of a completed Proposed Internship program student at the time the program comes into affect, am I eligible for the noncompetitive change to a permanent position? Thanks.