On December 27, 2010, the president issued Executive Order 13562 - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates. This Executive Order established the Internship Program and Recent Graduates Program, which along with the Presidential Management Fellows Program, are collectively known as the Pathways Programs.
ICE also has a Student Volunteer Program. This program is not part of the Pathways Program, but provides volunteer opportunities for students.
The Internship Program targets students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level.
Benefits include providing students with short or long-term internship opportunities, which allow for the exploration of a federal career while being paid for the work performed.
Within 120 days of successful completion, some participants may be non-competitively converted to a permanent position or a term position lasting one to four years.