I am currently working on a bootcamp for people with a scientific background to boost my skills for a certain type of tech career. As such, I am not really considered a student as I am not enrolled in a university for undergraduate or graduate work. However, nearly every internship I've found lists under its "requirements" that applicants must be pursuing X degree.
I have tried to apply to some of these internships where I mention current coursework within my cover letter in an attempt to show that I am still a student, even if not in a university. But I am wondering if my lack of official enrollment in a university at neither undergraduate nor graduate level is pushing my applications into the bin without consideration. Unless these companies are genuinely just taking MONTHS to get back to me.
Am I wasting my time applying? Are there other approaches I am unaware of? Any advice would be appreciated.
P.S. The reason I am pursuing internships and not full-time positions is because I am required to complete my coursework in a specific time frame with full-time effort, so I can only really manage a part-time position.
Edit: I am asking this question with the hopes that an HR person would lend their perspective. My bootcamp does have career services and I am certainly reaching out, but my question is whether or not my resume would get thrown out automatically because of it. I don't want to waste my time applying to a bunch of internships for nothing.