Can I decline to receive benefits from a company?

I applied to a company for a part time internship during the college semesters. But I want to work 40 hours a week during the summer in order to make more money because I pay my rent during the summer. They don’t want me to because that would make me full time and in turn I would have to receive benefits. So is... show more I applied to a company for a part time internship during the college semesters. But I want to work 40 hours a week during the summer in order to make more money because I pay my rent during the summer. They don’t want me to because that would make me full time and in turn I would have to receive benefits. So is there a way for me to decline receiving a benefits package or any way on the companies side to not have to give me benefits? I haven’t received the job but this could be a make or break either for me or the company.
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