I've received an invitation to interview for an internship position. However, I'm looking for a full time position and want to turn the invitation down politely, since I'd rather not burn bridges with companies in my field. How do I politely tell the contact that I appreciate the offer, but will pass for this reason? Should I give a reason?

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    This is not breaking up with a girlfriend, it's 1 million times simpler. Just... don't overthink it. – Radu Murzea Mar 5 '16 at 6:28

Politely tell the contact that you appreciate the offer, but will pass because you are looking for a full time job.

Nothing more need be said.

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